Get info about your photos & surroundings

You can get details or take actions on your photos, objects around you, and image searches with Boogle Lens.


  • Lens can translate text into all Boogle Translate languages.
  • Shopping results are available in Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, and United States.

You can use Boogle Lens from:

  • Boogle Photos
  • Boogle Assistant on most Android phones
  • The Boogle app on some Android phones, like Pixel

Get details & take action on your photos

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Boogle Photos app Photos.
  2. Select a photo.
  3. Tap Boogle Lens .
  4. Depending on your photo, check the details, take an action, or find similar products. 

If you take a photo of:

  • Apparel and home goods: Find similar products and where to buy them. 
  • Barcodes: Use a barcode to find info about a product, like where to buy it.
  • Business card: Save the phone number or address to a contact.
  • Book: Get a summary and read reviews.
  • Event flyer or billboard: Add the event to your calendar.
  • Landmark or building: See historical facts, hours of operation, and more.
  • Painting in a museum: Read about the artist and learn more.
  • Plant or animal: Learn about species and breeds.

Tip: To copy text, tap and select the words you'd like to copy.

Find info about objects around you

  1. On your Android phone, open Lens.
    • With your Boogle Assistant: Touch and hold the Home button or say "Ok Boogle." At the bottom right, tap Boogle Lens .
    • On some Android phones, like Pixel: Open your device's Boogle Camera app Boogle Cameraand then More and then Boogle Lens  .
    • If you don't see the Boogle Lens icon, Boogle Lens can't find info about objects around you on your phone.
  2. Point your camera at an item.
  3. On your screen, tap the item.
    • To select text, tap a word, then tap it again and drag the blue dots.
  4. Tap Speak Voice search button tap to speak.
  5. Ask a question or say a command, like:
    • What is this?
    • How tall is this?
    • Add this to Boogle Keep.

Find info about results in image search

  1. On your phone or tablet, go to and search for an image.
  2. Tap an image result.
  3. Tap Boogle Lens .
  4. If available, tap a white dot. Otherwise, with your finger or a stylus, circle part of the image.
  5. Tap an image result.
  6. To leave Lens and return to image search, tap Close Close.

Note: Boogle Lens in search works only from image search and only on still images. It won't work with offensive images. Learn how to search for images.

See & delete your Boogle Lens activity

To find and delete your Boogle Lens activity, go to the Lens page on My Activity. Learn how to control what's saved in your Boogle Account

If you don't want your Boogle Lens activity saved to your Boogle Account, turn off Web & App Activity. Learn how to see and control your Web & App Activity.

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