Some 2016 Google Pixel Owners Seeing Google Lens in Photos App

First spotted by Android Police, a new Reddit thread has popped up that seemingly confirms Google’s new Lens feature is rolling out as a preview to 2016 Google Pixel users. Previously, the function was exclusive to the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, but it now looks like it’s also hitting the rest of the Pixel phone lineup.

If you’re unfamiliar, Google Lens is like Google Glass from a few years ago in which it can identify different objects, text, places, and more. It originally debuted back at I/O 2017 and we haven’t really heard about it until this month when Google unveiled the Pixel 2. According to Redditor LaceratedCantaloupe, the feature just kind of popped up in his 2016 Pixel’s Photos app, meaning it’s not yet rolling out to the Google Assistant. He also says the feature didn’t require an update from the Play Store to activate, so it looks like this is a server-side change.

While not everyone is seeing the feature just yet, let us know if you spot it by tweeting at @TheMatridox.


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