Your phone camera could become a Ctrl+F for the real world, thanks to Google

New features from Google use our smartphones cameras to search
(Image credit: Google YouTube)

Last month, Google launched Multisearch, an update to the Google search tool and app whereby users can receive answers by snapping a photo. The feature works by suggesting similar products based on the image and phrases you have provided the search engine with – for example: "Can I buy this in green?" followed by a hat photo. 

Let's say that you've just finished viewing one of those five minute crafts or budget cake decorating videos that pop up on Facebook, and you'd love to get something inexpensive for your friend's birthday. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.