Just like the Google lens feature which was unveiled few months ago, Microsoft’s Bing app is introducing similar feature for all devices including launcher.
Microsoft finally announced that it’s Visual Search is now available through the Bing app on both Android and iOS, as well as Microsoft Launcher for Android, and Edge browser for Android.
It is a great feature all together but a drawback is applied for now as this Visual Search is only available in the United States, for the time being which was noted by Microsoft when giving speech about it features.
If you have make use of the Google lens feature then no need of asking how this Visual Search works again but for users who haven’t and are curious to know how this feature works, here are a few details that will shed some light on the matter.
First of all, Visual Search makes use of the phone’s camera and allows you to identify the object in a picture, as well as provide you with more information about the particular object.
Assuming Bing can identify the object, you’ll also receive additional links that contain even more details. Visual Search is especially useful when you want to shop for various stuff like clothes or home furnishings. For example, if you see a pair of shoes or shirt but don’t know the brand or where you can buy them, taking a picture and uploading in the app’s search box will allow Bing to offer you more details.
In short note, Microsoft’s new Visual Search is meant to make it easier for Bing users to search, shop, and learn more about their world through the photos they take.