Google Lens shortcut comes to google․com on Android

Following desktop back in November, a Google Lens shortcut has now been added to on Android for another way to launch the visual search tool. 

Google continues to closely intertwine Lens with Search and it now appears at the right of the pill-shaped field. The voice search microphone has been pushed slightly to the left, and is now the four-color version. (Previously, Google just used the generic gray icon.) 

This updated Search bar with Lens appears on both the mobile Search results page and, thus matching Chrome’s Omnibox. Tapping momentarily shows a square loading indicator before Google Lens opens. It’s the same flow for the Assistant shortcut that only appears in the web app launcher next to your profile avatar on the mobile Google homepage.

The change brings mobile and desktop inline with each other as the company increasingly pushes Lens as a visual search tool. Recent additions include:

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Author: Abner Li
Source: 9TO5Google

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