Google Chrome users who have recently used the built-in reverse image lookup option in their web browser may have discovered that Google has removed the option from Chrome. Right-clicking on images brings up the new ‘Find Image with Google Lens’ option now in the browser and no longer the ‘Find Image’ option.
The Reverse image search Loading the Google Images site with the query results. It’s possible to go there manually to run an image search by uploading it to the service, but it requires several manual steps rather than just two clicks in Chrome.
Once the reverse image search is gone, users can use the Google Lens link instead. Google Lens is not a reverse image search option, as it is designed to provide users with context and relevant information. The Lens website highlights visual matches and links to pages with similar images. Results are limited and links to Google Images for a complete list of similar images and pages with this content.
Users can click the “view all” link on the page, or scroll to the bottom to activate the “try it” link, which also opens the google images site.
There is no longer an option to restore the classic reverse image search functionality in Chrome. Chrome users can install extensions, such as Search by picturesAnd the Reverse image search where Huntress Reverse Image Search. All of these extensions add options to Chrome to search for an image on Google Images.
Another option for Chrome users is to switch to it Vivaldi Browser. Vivaldi, which is also based on Chromium, supports the Image Search option in its latest version. The option appears in the browser context menu when users right-click on the images displayed in the web browser.
Reverse image lookups are useful for a number of use cases. Website owners, photographers, and copyright holders can use search engines to find third-party web pages that use images. Internet users can use it to find larger versions of images, for example, to use them as background images or to get a copy with more details.
Why did Google remove the option?
Google did not provide an explanation. Since the original image search option has been replaced by Google Lens, it seems likely that the company wants to push the use of Google Lens by exposing the service to more users. Chrome users who used the reverse image search option to learn more about an image may like the new option because it provides more context around an image than Google Images.
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