Google Lens for Android gets Gallery mode for faster access to screenshots: report

Google Lens for Android has received a beta update that adds a gallery view for photos. The gallery view will make it easier to navigate screenshots and other images on the smartphone through the Google Lens app. Lens app helps users analyze photos in real time and also helps scan QR codes, identify plants and animals, explore places, copy information and translate text. The new beta is not a major update but adds a unique feature that will allow you to access all your images quickly and in one place.

First spotted by 9to5Google, the feature is only available through the beta app (v12.8 or higher) of Google Lens for Android. The new feature allows the user to browse their gallery from within the app directly as thumbnails visible in full screen mode when a user taps the gallery icon next to the shutter. After that, the app displays a full screen grid of images sorted into folders, the first of which is the screenshots folder. It displays the last eight screenshots first, then the rest of the images in another folder. In addition, each folder has the ability to expand with the Show All button in the upper right corner of the folder.

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Google Lens for Android shows all your recent photos in one place
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In other Google Lens related news, the company announced new features that will make online education easier. Education mode helps students by providing solutions to complex problems by simply clicking on a photo of it through the app. Additionally, students can gain solutions to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) questions by providing potential explanations, a detailed step-by-step solution to math equations, and an understanding of the underlying concepts. It’s part of the Google for Education project called The Anywhere School, which combines the use of Google Meet, Google Classroom, G Suite, and other products.

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