Google brings Circle to Search to any iPhone with Lens shortcut | Video

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Earlier this year, Google launched a Circle to Search feature for Android that takes a screenshot and lets you select what to look up. Thanks to Google Lens and iOS Shortcuts, the underlying Circle to Search capability can now be replicated on any iPhone.

Google has previously said that the main difference between Google Lens and Circle to Search is how the latter is universally accessible on Android with a long-press of the gesture bar or home button. They otherwise share the same search and OCR (optical character recognition) technology, though CtS does benefit from the ability to circle or lasso items you want to select instead of just having to tap.

Google Lens has long been available on iOS as part of the Google (Search) app.

The Google app now offers a shortcut that will take a screenshot and send it to Google Lens for analysis. You can activate this “Search your screenshot” shortcut very easily with the Action Button on the iPhone 15 Pro:

However, that ease of access can be replicated on all other (modern) iPhones thanks to…

Source 9to5google.com

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