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Ever wondered how to do reverse search on Google for images? Here's step-by-step guide

To learn more about the image, perform a Google search using the image's name. It is helpful for various purposes, such as determining the picture's source for fact-checking or determining who or what the person or item in the image is.

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New Delhi, First Published Sep 17, 2021, 3:50 PM IST
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Do you ever come across a picture that you're curious about or want to know where it came from? To learn more about the image, perform a Google search using the image's name. It is helpful for various purposes, such as determining the picture's source for fact-checking or determining who or what the person or item in the image is. In a variety of scenarios, Google's reverse image search comes in handy. Users can get not only information on the image but also photos that are comparable to it.  Here's how you can do a reverse search:

(On computer)
Step 1: Go to https://images.google.com/ 
Step 2: To the left of the search button, click on the camera symbol.
Step 3: You have two options here: input an image URL from the internet in the "Post Image URL" page, or pick the "Upload an image" tab and choose your image file by clicking the "Choose File" button. When you're finished, Google will run your search.
Step 4: You can also right-click a picture on the web and select "Search Google for image" if you're using the Google Chrome browser.
Step 5: You can also upload a picture to Google Images by dragging and dropping it.

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(On smartphone)
Step 1: Make sure you have the Google app loaded on your smartphone before doing reverse search.
Step 2: Tap the camera symbol in the search bar. A camera will pop up and prompt you to snap a photo.
Step 3: Click the image icon in the bottom-left to snap a picture or choose an image from your phone.
Step 4: The search results will appear shortly. You may also copy or translate the highlighted text from the picture.

So, next time you are curious about an image, hope these steps would help you!

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