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YouTube Experiments with Google Lens for Video Discovery

YouTube is testing a new search option that allows users to search for videos using Google Lens. This feature is currently being rolled out to a small group of Android users.

What's New?

YouTube is testing a new search option that integrates Google Lens. This allows users to search for videos by capturing an image using Google Lens.

How it Works

  1. Users will see a Google Lens icon next to the search bar in the YouTube app.
  2. Tapping the icon opens the Google Lens camera to take a picture of the object you want to search for.
  3. YouTube will then return relevant video content based on the image.

Benefits

There are several potential benefits to using image-based search with Google Lens on YouTube:

  • Provides more context compared to regular Lens search results: Searching with Google Lens on YouTube can provide more context than a regular Lens search because you are specifically searching for videos. For example, if you take a picture of a landmark, you will likely see videos about that landmark rather than just web pages about it.
  • Helpful for identifying objects and landmarks in videos: This feature can be helpful for identifying objects and landmarks that you see in videos. For example, if you see a strange bird in a video, you can use Google Lens to search for it and learn more about it.
  • Offers insights into Google's video image matching accuracy: This feature can also provide insights into how accurate Google's video image matching is getting. As Google improves its ability to match images to videos, this could lead to more powerful search features in the future.

Availability

The image-based search feature with Google Lens is currently being rolled out to a small group of Android users. So, you probably don't have it yet.

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