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User Guide on How to Reverse Lookup Images on Android

Reverse Lookup Images on Android
Written by Hassan Abbas

Reverse Lookup Images on Android: ‘Reverse Image Lookup’ is a tool that enables you to find what the image is about. Special thanks to Google and its Reverse Image Lookup tool, you can also use an image to search for and check the person in the featured in the image. However, it’s quite easy on Desktop to use the tool. But that’s not the case on Android phones. Also, with a little trick, you can easily perform reverse image lookup on your Android phone. Come let’s take a look.

How to do a Reverse Image Search on Android

A reverse search of images on Android devices is a quite complicated process. There are two ways that you can do this. Either using a native browser or by using a dedicated third-party app. Let’s have a look at each one of these methods.

Reverse Images Lookup on Android Using a Mobile Browser

Follow the steps carefully to reverse images lookup on Android:

Step 1:

Firstly, Open the browser app on your phone.

Step 2:

Then visit images.google.com.

Step 3:

Click on the menu icon in the top right corner, and then click ‘Show Desktop Site’.

Note: Make sure depending on your browser, this could also be called ‘Show Desktop Version’ or ‘Visit Desktop Site’ or ‘Visit Desktop Page’. So, don’t worry about its name.

Step 4:

You will now be redirected to a Desktop version of the same image search page.

Step 5:

Zoom in and find the ‘camera’ icon beside the google image search bar and click on it.

Step 6:

Now upload the picture that you want to ‘reverse lookup’ from your phone’s local storage. Also, paste a URL in the given search bar.

Step 7:

However, you will now be redirected to a results page. On this page, Google will display all the similar images to your image. You will also be shown possible search queries web pages that are hosting similar content.

Using an App to Reverse Lookup an Image

There are lots of third-party apps that are currently available on the market that can help you reverse lookup images on your phone easily. However, it is quite easier than loading the desktop version of the Google Images domain as we saw right above. Many apps tie in with Google’s reverse image lookup tool to display your results. But so many utilize other reverse image search engines as well. This could prove to be advantageous for you if you can’t find the required results using Google. Come let’s learn how to use each one of these apps.

Using the ‘Reverse Image Search’ app by Think Free

This is quite a simple yet most powerful app from the house of Think Free that combines a basic photo editor with a reverse image search app. However, this enables you to find portions of images also crop and edit the results according to your needs. Here is how you can reverse image lookup using Reverse Image Search App.

Step 1:

Firstly, download the Reverse Image Search app from the Play Store. Also, Open the app. Accept and provide the permissions asked for.

Step 2:

Tap on the ‘+’ button in the bottom right corner.

Step 3:

Provide the image you like to reverse search on Google. You can also capture an image using the Camera menu also upload an image stored on your phone’s storage.

Step 4:

Click the Search button in the middle to initiate the search. However, if you like to edit the image then tap the edit button. Also, tap the + button to add another image as a layer.

Step 5:

After a search, you will view the results screen displaying the info Google has on the image. However, you can also switch to results from Yandex and Bing using the choices at the bottom of the screen.

Using ‘Photo Sherlock’ app by The Hippies

Photo Sherlock is another easiest app to use. However, the app for reverse image search with amazing UI and intuitive controls. The app is only 3.2MB in size which ensures that it does not take a toll on your device resources. Just follow this simple step by step article to reverse lookup an image using Photo Sherlock.

Step 1:

Firstly, download the Photo Sherlock app from the Play Store. Also, open the app. Now accept and allow the permissions asked for.

Step 2:

Tap a picture that you’d like to reverse lookup or just tap on the ‘Photos’ icon at the bottom left corner of the screen. However, it’ll take you into your phone gallery where you can choose the image that you like to reverse lookup.

Step 3:

Click the Crop button once you crop the image. You may skip this step if you do not want to crop the image.

Step 4:

Click the ‘Use This Picture’ button to start the search.

Step 5:

The app shows the search results from Google. You can also click on the Yandex option in the bottom bar to view results from Yandex or click Other for any other search engine.

Now reverse searched your required image using Photo Sherlock.

Using ‘Google Lens’ app by Google

Google lens no doubt is one of the more popular apps in this category. However, it was available only on Pixel devices but the company has now made the app available for everyone. Just follow the simple guide to reverse lookup your required image using Google Lens.

Step 1:

At first, download the Google Lens app from the Play Store and then open the app. Accept and allow the permissions asked for.

Step 2:

Tap the Image button at the top right to select an image from the storage of your phone. Or, if you want to use the camera to capture an image for reverse lookup, tap the Lens button in the middle at the bottom bar of the screen.

Step 3:

The app will display the results from the search.

Step 4:

If you want to crop the image for focusing the search on any part of the image. Then you can use the crop button here.

Step 5:

Also, drag the results page up, to view a full-screen view of the results page. However, Google will display similar images with relevant search terms.

Done!

How To Reverse Image Search On Desktop

There are two best ways to perform a reverse image search on Desktop. Here are both of them.

Using the ‘Search Google for Image’ menu on Chrome

Step 1:

Firstly, Open the Chrome browser on your PC. If you don’t have it already then you may download it.

Step 2:

Now visit the page on the web where you have the image.

Step 3:

Right-Tap the image and tap on the ‘Search Google for Image’ choice to reverse lookup the image.

Using Google Images domain

However, performing a reverse image search on the desktop is also simple with the Google Images domain. Here’s how you can do that.

Step 1:

At first, open your favorite browser software.

Step 2:

Now visit ‘images.google.com‘.

Step 3:

Tap on the ‘camera’ icon beside the search bar.

Step 4:

Now, you like to provide the image to Google. You can also upload it by using the ‘Upload an image’ choice or provide the URL of the image in the ‘Paste image URL’ option. However, to get the URL of an image from the web, right-tap on the image and choose ‘copy image address’.

Step 5:

After uploading the image or provide the URL, Google will start to reverse search it. In a few seconds, you will get the same images as well as related searches.

Now you’ll have successfully reverse searched an image on your Desktop.

Conclusion:

Here’s all about “Reverse Lookup Images on Android”. For further queries and questions let us know in the comment section below!

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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