The new Google Lens update makes it easier than ever to indulge your food cravings

Google’s engineers must have been hungry while designing these latest updates, as Google Lens is receiving a slew of new features that make it easier to find delicious-looking food.

Google Lens is Google’s image-based search tool that lets you use images instead of text; you can take a photo or screenshot of something and search for similar images on the web (it’s Ctrl+F for the real world). In addition to Google, Lens can also scan the text in the image, allowing you to look up the meaning of a written sentence, look for homework help or translate some text.

Being able to look up what’s using a picture is certainly handy, but if you’re like us you don’t just want to know what a delicious looking meal is called, you need to know where you can go to nibble right away. Well, Google Lens Multisearch’s “near me” feature lets you search using a snapped image of a food item, then add a “near me” tag to find a list of nearby places that serve that food.

Using Google Lens to search for Linzer Augen (Image credit: Google)

As seen in the example above, instead of trying to deduce what the treats are by googling “jam-filled biscuits,” the person was able to snap a picture to find that they are Linzer Augen. Then, tapping the search bar above, they added “near me” to discover nearby bakeries and restaurants that claimed to serve the treat.

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