Go beyond the search box: Google now lets you search by combining images and words
New Delhi: Google has introduced multi-search on its platform which allows users to use text and images simultaneously to find the most relevant results.
Currently available as an English beta feature in the US, Multi-Search allows users to search for both images and text, to help with their visual needs, including styling and interior decorating issues.
“With multisearch, you can ask a question about an object in front of you or narrow your search by color, brand, or visual attribute,” Google said in a statement late Thursday.
To get started, just open the Google app on Android or iOS, tap the Lens camera icon, and find one of your screenshots or take a photo of the world around you, like the pattern of stylish wallpaper from your local cafe.
Then swipe up and tap the “+ Add to your search” button to add text.
You can take a screenshot of the orange dress and add the query “green” to find it in another color.
You can also take a photo of your dining set and add the query “coffee table” to find a matching table.
“All of this is made possible by our latest advances in artificial intelligence, which make it easier to understand the world around you in a more natural and intuitive way,” Google said.
“We are also exploring ways to improve this functionality by MUM – our latest model of AI in search – to improve results for any questions you could imagine asking,” the company added.