How to make image search reverse on Android

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You probably already know the Google reverse image search. But if that's not the case, you should know it is one of the most useful functions of the search engine, thanks to which you can find information on the Internet about a picture, and thus discover its origin, similar images and much more about it.

Mostly, this feature is not only available in the Google search engine for computers. If you want to do one reverse search from your mobile, you can also do it easily.



In this guide, we explain how you can do reverse image search on google using your Android mobile or tablet.

What is reverse lookup and how does it work?

Google's reverse image search is one of the most accurate.

Normally, to search for a picture of a specific topic on Google, enter the name of that topic in the search engine, waiting for Google to show you related images.

When doing a reverse lookup, the process is different: it is you who provide an image to Google and the search engine uses different recognition techniques for find similar images and discover patterns shared among all those images based on the context of the web page in which they are embedded or their metadata.

Therefore, Google can offer you more information on a specific topic that you searched for through its image or show yourself similar images that might interest you.

The Google search engine allows you to do a reverse search.

How to use reverse lookup on mobile devices

Now that's clear how it works this kind of research, let's see how to use. To do this, there are several methods



Using the desktop version of Google

By default, the mobile version of the search engine does not provide the ability to make one reverse photo search. Therefore, to use this feature, you will have to go to Google.com or Google.es from any web browser e activate desktop view. This way, this option will appear available.


Therefore, you can upload your image from the gallery and Google will show you the information related to that image.

Using the Yandex image

If the Google Images reverse search seems accurate to you, wait until you try the Russian search engine Yandex. The machine learning systems applied to image recognition of this search engine offer one of the more advanced and accurate reverse image search systems.


Also, unlike the Google search engine, the Yandex search engine offers one mobile version. Therefore, you just need to access the Yandex image search engine with your mobile, tap camera icon with magnifying glass and select the image from your gallery you want to search for. After analyzing this photo, the search engine will show you pictures exactly alike or very similar to the one you provided.


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