We all use Google Search every day, but how many of us really know about all the clever tricks you can perform? Learning some of the advanced features will quickly turn you into a power user.
One such trick is an image search. 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
- Navigate to google.com.
- In the upper right-hand corner, click on Images.
- On the search box, click on the camera icon.
- 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.
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:
- Navigate to the image you want to perform a reverse search upon.
- Long-press on the image.
- On the popup menu, tap on Search Google for this image.
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.
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