Google will soon let you search for content using screenshots

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Google may soon let users to search from screenshots on their smartphones through a “Smart Screenshots” feature, a report by 9to5Google revealed last week.

According to the publication, Google app’s latest 10.61 beta includes “Smart Screenshots”, a feature that supports editing, sharing and “Exploring with Lens”.

This means that, through Google Lens, users can sift through keywords and phrases in screenshots and search for them in apps like Chrome.

While users can already edit screenshots and find search suggestions through Google Assistant, Smart Screenshots will combine the two tools into one feature.

9to5Google also noted that the 10.61 beta update includes support for bookmarked time-stamps in Google Podcasts, a tutorial on gesture navigation for Android 10 and the ability to switch preference settings between voice or keyboard input on Google Assistant.

The update supports Face Unlock for Google’s upcoming Pixel 4 as well.

The company also launched a new “swipe-right” feature in Search earlier this month, aimed at helping users curate their own movie and series suggestion on the platform.

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