Google reverse image search is an online service offered by Google that allows users to search the internet for images by using an image rather than a text query or speech query.
In simpler terms, this image service, officially known as “Google Search by Image,” lets you upload an image or enter an image link, and Google will find similar photos or attempt to find any related images. These image results are usually similar images, exact copies, or a mix of both.
Let’s get into how to reverse image search on your mobile device and do it on your computer web browser.
Reverse image lookup goes beyond finding exact image copies and finding related images based on the accuracy of subject recognition within the image. This latter use offers up several advantages.
For instance, the service may bring up similar images that have somewhat fascinating or useful information accompanying them. A good example of how this works is when you snap or capture an image of a flower or plant whose name you don’t know or are uncertain of. If you upload the photo to the reverse image search engine, several similar images will probably turn up, and at least one of them will likely have the plant name in the description section.
If Google has correctly recognized the image subject, it may display this in another panel called the Knowledge Graph box. There will be key information and more images of the recognized subject. You uploaded the picture of a…