How to do reverse Image search on your smartphone
Before knowing about how to do a reverse image search on your smartphone, let’s see what is Google Reverse image search.
Reverse image search:
Reverse image search is a content-based image retrieval technique. It is done with an image as the search query. Reverse image search allows users to discover content that is related to a specific image, popularity of an image. A reverse image search also used to discover manipulated versions and derivative works.
Using Google reverse image search you can quickly discover similar images around the web. To check how it works, just upload an image/photo from your desktop to Google images and Google shows the related images used on other websites. It also shows the different sizes of the same photo or the image.
It is a good idea to use a reverse search option to find the original source of an image. We can also know the date(approximate) when a picture was first published on the Internet. Another advantage of reverse image search is, the owners of the photos or images can “Search by image” to find out if other websites are using their images or photos.
Google image search feature is available only for Desktop computers. Hence if you wish to verify an image that you have received via WhatsApp, you have to transfer the image to your desktop and then do a reverse search. This is not possible most of the time as some may have a Desktop and some may not have. This is the reason many of you out there are searching on How to do a reverse image search.
How to do a reverse image search on Mobile phones/ Android smartphone:
- On an Android smartphone or a tablet, go to images.google.com
- Enter a description of the image you wish to find.
- Tap Search.
- Tap the image or photo that you want to search with.
- Touch and hold the image. Tap Search Google for this image.