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This article was published on October 2, 2015


Use Google reverse image search on your phone

Use Google reverse image search on your phone
Abhimanyu Ghoshal
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Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and Abhimanyu is TNW's Managing Editor, and is all about personal devices, Asia's tech ecosystem, as well as the intersection of technology and culture. Hit him up on Twitter, or write in: [email protected].

Google’s reverse image search is one of the most underrated tools the company has created. And given that people take millions of photos a day on their phones, they should be able to look up related pictures easily.

For some reason, Google hasn’t made the reverse image search feature available on mobile devices — you can’t use an image as your search query in Google Now.

Thankfully, perpetual tinkerer Amit Agarwal, who runs the popular tech tips blog Digital Inspiration, has built a little Web app to make things easier.

Just visit this link and click ‘Select Image’ to load up a picture from your gallery, and then click ‘Reverse Search’ to find similar ones online.

If you’re like me and constantly come across images you want to look up on your phone, it’s worth adding a shortcut to the page on your home screen for easy access.

Search by image [via Digital Inspiration]

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