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How to Search an Image on Google

Dan Price 24-01-2018

We all use Google Search every day, but how many of us really know about all the clever tricks you can perform 6 Google Tricks When You Don't Know What to Search For Don't know what to search for in Google? Here are a few Google Search tricks you can try that might prove useful. Read More ? Learning some of the advanced features will quickly turn you into a power user.


One such trick is an image search 5 Unusual Uses of Google Image Search You Might Not Have Heard About What’s your main use for Google Image Search? Do you use it to search similar images? Or do you put it to any of the uses I listed in my advanced Google Search for images... Read More . It’s great for locating the origins of an image on a webpage or tracking down the artist responsible for a cool painting you saw while out and about. In this brief article, we are going to show you how to perform an image search on Google when using the web, Android, and iOS.

How to Search an Image on Google Web

  1. Navigate to
  2. In the upper right-hand corner, click on Images.
  3. On the search box, click on the camera icon.
  4. You now have two options. Either click on Paste image URL to enter the web address on an image, or click on Upload an image > Choose file to search for an image saved on your hard drive.

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How to Search an Image on Google Mobile

There is no camera icon on the Google homepage when accessing it through Android or iOS, but there’s a workaround you can use:

  1. Navigate to the image you want to perform a reverse search upon.
  2. Long-press on the image.
  3. On the popup menu, tap on Search Google for this image.

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Sadly, you cannot use Google Image Search with an image already saved on your device, meaning you can’t take a photo of something and then get Google to look for it.


Do you use Google Image Search, or do you know about a better tool for finding images on the web? As always, you can leave all your tips and recommendations in the comments below.

Image Credit: prykhodov/Depositphotos

Related topics: Google Search, Image Search.

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  1. aomp
    November 15, 2018 at 3:09 am

    Reverse image search is especially helpful for determining the original author
    of the image and, for the photographer, seeing if any of his or her photos were
    used without permission. For mobile and desktop you can use

  2. banavara
    January 24, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    You can load / request desktop site to be loaded in Chrome browser, which allows you to upload a saved image.