Google Lens begins to replace the contextual search ‘What’s on my screen?’ Google Assistant

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It seems that the contextual search ‘What’s on my screen’, which the Google Assistant inherited from Now on Tap, is that the company has begun to replace this feature with Google Lens.

For a few days, the Google Assistant it is modifying its appearance, showing a shorter panel with the logo in black and white depending on the theme of the device. Well, another novelty that Google has begun to test is the new Google Lens integration in contextual search.

‘What’s on my screen’ takes over from Google Lens

Currently, for most users with contextual search activated, invoking the Google Assistant over an open application will show us a series of actions, among which are ‘What’s on my screen’ and ‘Screenshot’ . By clicking on ‘What’s on my screen’ the old ‘Now on Tap’ is activated, showing some tools with cards with information about the elements that it has recognized on the screen, with links to your website, social networks, etc …

For some users this has changed, and where the option ‘What’s on my screen’ should appear, the option appears ‘Lens’, which completely change contextual search behavior of the Google Assistant.

Assistant Lens

Now with this greater integration of Google Lens what it does now is allow us select text fragments from the image, make translations or search for images to find more information or similar images.

It is unknown when this new Lens integration with the Google Assistant will be available to all users. As usual, it is a gradual launch, and probably still in the testing phase.