Copy text from physical paper to your computer using Google Lens app

Google Lens app is launching a new productivity feature. This feature will help users copy-paste text from paper notes and documents to another signed-in device with Chrome using Google Lens app on their smartphone. All users need to do is select text with Lens and tap “copy to computer” to quickly paste it on another signed-in device with Chrome.

In its blog post, Google wrote:

“This is great for quickly copying handwritten notes (if you write neatly!) and pasting it on your laptop without having to retype them all.”

Copying text to your computer requires the latest version of Chrome, and for both devices to be signed into the same Google account.

Over the last few months, Google has also witnessed a surge in searches for “learn a new language.” The Google Lens app allows users to translate words in Spanish, Chinese, and more than 100 other languages, by pointing your camera at the text.

You can also use the Google Lens app to practice words or phrases that are difficult to say. Select the text with Lens and tap the new Listen button to hear it read out loud. Now with in-line Google Search results, you can select complex phrases or words to quickly learn more.

These features are rolling out today. Meanwhile, the Listen feature which already is available on Android is coming soon to iOS.

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