Google Chrome on desktop will apparently have its own Circle to Search feature through Lens

It should work just like on Samsung S24 & Google Pixel 6.

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Key notes

  • Google’s Circle to Search feature lets you look for things online like never before.
  • This feature has previously arrived in smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S24 & Pixel 6 series.
  • Now, Google Chrome on desktop will apparently have this feature.

Circle to Search, one of Google’s latest AI features, lets you find things online like never before. It’s so good that Microsoft also worked on a carbon copy called Circle to Copilot, and now, it seems like this very feature is also coming to Google Chrome on desktop. 

Folks in the insider community have spotted a neat little change in the popular browser. As shared by @Leopeva64 on X (formerly known as Instagram), several beta testers can now take this feature out for a spin through Google Lens. 

The premise of the Circle to Search feature is pretty simple: you can circle anything you see on your screen and then it’ll take you to Google Gemini to search for it online. So, on mobile, it works just dandy, like in Samsung Galaxy S24 and Google Pixel 6 smartphones. 

So once you click the “Search with Google Lens” button near the extension bar of Chrome, a plus sign will appear, like the one in Snipping Tool. This lets you choose any area on your screen to search with Lens, and as you may expect, the recent UI change visually looks the same as the one in smartphones where Circle to Search is already present.

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