How To

How To Do A Reverse Image Search From Your Phone

Searching images is pretty common. Images can be in use for understanding things and for reference. If you wanted information on cute pets on the planet, you have to just insert key terms like ‘top 10 cute cats’ or ‘top 5 cut and most adorable puppies ever’ and the search engine will return the best result in front of you. Now, what if you can find the cutest photo which you happen to adore and you want to know every information and detail about it.  Now here is what image search comes in handy.

Reverse Image Search

Image search is a kind of online search in which you upload an image(instead of entering a text-based search or voice-based search) to find information based on the query. With Google images, you can quickly discover visually similar images from around the web and obtain relative information about the photo including the objects or the places in it or maybe even the name of the object.

Reverse image search is a search engine technology that takes an image file as an input and returns results related to the image. Some of the search engines that offer reverse image capabilities are Google and TinEye. There is a website which provides reverse image search capacity called Reddit.

What can you do with a photo search engine:

  • Learning about the image and its objects: through reverse image search, you can understand better about the object which you have searched with. For example, you searched for the cute puppy. You will get the information about its breed, it’s native.
  • Finding visually similar images: if you need almost similar image but with different styles, google reverse image search allows you to discover visually similar or related to the sample one as given in search.
  • Finding the original sources of the images: if you want to give credit to the source of a particular photograph but had difficulty to discover who the original creator, the reverse image will find you the answer.
  • Identify places, products, and also people: if you have photos of places, people or even a product, just upload them and reverse photo search will help identify those for you as long as there are identical images of information online.
  • Finding plagiarized photos: if you have lots of original photos and want to know if someone is using them without your permission or not giving any credits, then google reverse image tool will help you. You will be able to see how many other pages have your images.
  • Find more versions of a particular photo: the current version of an image is maybe not getting the job done for you. With the reverse image, you can get more photos (versions) of a particular image even if means a different format, size or not one that’s not blurry.

How to use reverse search image Google:

Google’s reverse image search is an easy task on a desktop computer. Go to, click on the camera icon there, or either paste in the URL for the image you have been looking for online, or even upload an image from your hard drive, or drag an image from another window. This will do the work and find all the information within the database.

Google built a reverse image search function into phones and tablets, but on a limited basis.

  1. Navigate to the image which is in question, in the chrome browser.
  2. Tap and hold the image until a menu of options pop-ups.
  3. Tap on ‘google search for this image’
  4. The result will be in front of you.

Apart from the google reverse search engine, there are some apps which can help in mobiles and tablets. As mentioned earlier, Google has limitations on mobiles and tablets. So you can use these apps and they are pretty secure and safe about not sharing the images or also not saving content in the database.


About the author


Mike is professional android and iOS developer, passionate about discussing latest trends in android space about new apps and tricks tips.

Leave a Comment