How to do a quick reverse image search from your phone or computer?

It’s not easy to do a reverse image search from your phone, because Google hides the camera icon that you click to upload your photos to its mobile site. In this guide, we’ll tell you how to solve this problem, and we’ll also tell you how to find pictures from your desktop if you’re not sure how to do that. Either way, it’s very simple and only takes a moment.


What is reverse image search?

Let’s say you find a picture online. It may be a photo from Pinterest or Instagram. If you want to research the origin of the original or just looking for a look-alike image, do a reverse image search.

By far the easiest way to do this is Google’s image search tool, but there are other options, which we’ll cover later. Think of Google’s reverse image search as a free tool that allows you to search the Internet using images instead of typing in words or phrases. Launched in 2011. It lets you upload an image to Google’s search engine, which will then display all the results for that image, such as where it was used online, where it came from, and similar photos. You can also use Google reverse image search on mobile and desktop.

Step One: Find Images

First you need an image. Save to your phone.

Step two: Go to

Now open your web browser. It doesn’t matter if it’s Google Chrome or Apple’s Safari browser. Now navigate to the Google reverse image search page. Just type “” in the address bar and hit the enter key. When the page loads, you’ll see a search bar, but it won’t have the camera icon you’re used to seeing on your desktop.

Step Three: Request the desktop version

So, what do you do? Request the desktop version of the page. In Safari, tap the “A” icon at the top left and select “Request Desktop Site”. In Chrome, tap the three-dot menu, scroll down the menu that appears, and select “Request desktop site”. This will load the desktop version of Google Images, with the camera icon in the search bar.

Step four: Tap on the camera icon

Once the desktop version is loaded, tap on the camera icon in the search bar. This will give you the option to upload your image from your phone. Select “Choose File” and locate the image on your phone. Once you’ve selected an image, press “Search” and Google will display all results for that image. You’ll see where the image is used online, where it came from, and similar images.

This procedure is very quick and doesn’t require you to request another version of Google’s image search page like you would on your phone. Just follow these steps on your desktop computer:

  1. Find an image and save it to your computer.
  2. Open your web browser.
  3. Go to Google’s reverse image search page:
  4. When the page loads, you will see a search bar with a camera icon.
  5. Click the camera icon in the search bar.
    • You will then have the option to upload your image from your phone.
  6. Select “Choose File” and locate the image on your computer.
  7. Once you have selected an image, click “Search”.

Option 1: Search for this image on Google

On the Chrome mobile app, when you see an image you want to find in the browser, hold your finger on it until a pop-up menu appears. You’ll then see a “Search for this image on Google” option appear at the bottom of the page. This option allows you to perform reverse image searches without having to upload images to Google. In Chrome for desktop, right-click the image and select “Find this image on Google.”

Option 2: Open the image in a new tab

Another option, whether on mobile or desktop, is to tap or right-click on the image and select “Open image in new tab.” You can then copy the URL from the address bar, return to, click the camera icon, and paste the URL. It will also do a reverse image search.

Option 3: Google Lens

Finally, you can try Google Lens to learn more about the subjects, objects and places in your photos. This is a feature built into the Google Photos app, the Google app, and the Google Assistant app. This allows you to take or upload a photo of an object, place or product, and then Google will scan it for additional information about it on the internet.

Read: What is Google Lens and what does it do?

Bing Visual Search

Don’t want to use Google?

There are alternatives to Google. To keep it simple, we’d recommend Bing Visual Search, which is of course Bing’s own version of reverse image search. To use it, open the Bing app or open in your browser. Once on the Bing Visual Search web page, you will have the option to upload a photo or even take a photo. A reverse image search will then be performed.

Like Google’s reverse image search, Bing lets you search using images instead of typing words or phrases. This feature was first launched in 2014.

Why would you want to do a reverse image search?

There are many reasons why someone might want to do a reverse image search. For example, you might find a picture online or in an app that you really like and want to know more about it, like where it came from or who took it. Reverse image search can help you find information about any image. This can also be useful if you are trying to find similar images. You can also use it to try to find out if an image has been used elsewhere online or if you want to find the original, high-resolution version of an image.

In any case, reverse image search is a very useful function, no matter what device you use.

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