Google has introduced a new function in its Google Lens app that lets you copy-paste text from paper to your computer.
The feature will come in handy to students who don’t like to copy and write down notes – I hated that. I mean, what part of writing down already written notes makes sense when you can conveniently type everything on phone.
Wanna copy a long quote from abook you are reading to your Innstagram? No need to type! Lens will do it for you.
The new Google Lens feature can help you take notes on paper, and easily copy-paste them to your computer. This sounds so futuristic, doesn’t it? Well, we are living in 2020, and we should have had flying cars by now, so this is pretty mediocre stuff.
How to copy-paste text from paper to your computer with Google Lens
To copy-paste text from paper to your computer with Google Lens follow the steps given below.
- Open the Google Lens app.
- Point it to the text you’d like to copy-paste.
- Now, click a picture, and select the text. You can also adjust the selection.
- Once you are done selecting, an option to ‘copy to computer’ will appear. Tap on it.
- You should shortly receive a notification the text has been “copied to your clipboard.”
- Now, simply paste the text wherever you need to paste it.
- Moreover, this is likely to copy text to all the computers that you are logged into.
- And, that’s it! Done.
What’s more awesome is that you can use this feature to not only copy notes, but practically anything in writing.
However, you must note that there is one very important requirement to use this feature.
You have to be signed in to the same Google account on your mobile phone and your desktop device.
The feature is now available to all Google Lens users, including iOS users.