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Chrome Will Let You Use Lens Without Opening A New Tab

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Google implements its powerful AI tools and services into a lot of its products. Google Lens is one of those services, and the company plugged it into the desktop version of Chrome recently. Now, the company just announced that you can use Lens in Google Chrome without needing to open a new tab.

Since Google Lens is such a mobile-forward feature, not many people think to use it while using the desktop application. However, the functionality is there. If you’re using Google Images, you can right-click on a picture to use Google Lens’ AI eyeballs to analyze the image.

When you do so, you’ll be able to glean additional information about an image like its source and what’s in the image. You can also translate the text in the image and get more contextual information on the image.

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Now, you can use Lens in Chrome without the need for a new tab

When you analyze an image using Google Lens, it would usually open a new tab with the information. That’s useful if you want to analyze the image without losing your spot. While it’s helpful, Google knows that this could be a bit annoying, as you need to jump between two different tabs.

Now, you don’t have to worry about that. The company just brought a new change that will make using Lens more convenient. When you click on the Lens option, a small side panel will open up with all of the information you need.

Uptop, you’ll see a preview of the image you’re analyzing. There, you’ll be able to select, copy, or translate any text that you see in the image. Not only that but you’ll be able to adjust what part of the image Lens is scanning.

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Under that, if Google was able to recognize the object in the image, you’ll see more results for that search for it using Google proper. Right after that, you’ll see some visual matches. All of this will be visible via the side panel that pops up. What’s also neat is that the panel stays visible even if you move to a new tab. If you want more information on this feature, click here.

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