I frequently use the Google Photos application on my Android phone, where I make use of the Google Lens feature there. Right now I'm managing my photos from the Google Photos web application in Firefox and I notice the Google Lens feature seems to be missing completely. I checked the Google Lens page and although this question is not addressed explicitly, it looks as if Google Lens might only available be Android and iOS? Is that really true? It makes no sense to me at all. Am I missing something or is this feature really just not available from a desktop OS like Windows 10?

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    I'm just commenting to get notified whenever this changes or gets solved ^_^
    – Liam Baker
    Apr 30 '20 at 11:22
  • I've recently found that, although not exactly like Google Lens, putting an image in to Google Image search on desktop can yield similar information.
    – Brian Z
    Jun 4 '20 at 2:13
  • I believe now you can use the 'Copy text from image' feature on photos.google.com .
    – Teddy C
    Aug 14 at 11:04
  • @TeddyC I don't see the option... care to submit and answer with a screenshot?
    – Brian Z
    Aug 15 at 16:06

(This is the reply to Brian's comment:)

'Copy text from image' feature on photos.google.com:

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(Chrome PWA on macOS, with photo redacted)

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