I have an image on my smartphone and I want to paste it into Google Image Search to see if I can get similar images.

I can do this by pasting the image using desktop but not using Android ...

Is there such a possibility?

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Instructions performed on Firefox for Android on stock Android 6.0.1.

  1. Switch to Desktop mode in your preferred browser (it changes the user-agent).
  2. Open https://images.google.com and tap the camera icon next to the search bar on the page.
  3. Tap Upload an image
  4. From the bottom sheet pick Documents. (This option might not be available in some Android versions.)

    (Click image to enlarge)


  5. In the left pane, select Images or Internal Storage and select your image file. That's it.

There are several search apps available which may assist you here, for example Search By Image (using Google/Tineye/Yandex image reverse search engine). This app lets you pick an image from your gallery (or take a new one with your camera), perform some basic editing (crop/rotate), and then fires a corresponding search for similar images.

The list initially linked (disclaimer: link goes to my own site) gives you some alternatives.


Steps for reverse image search from a smartphone:

  1. Click here to visit Ctrlq.org.
  2. There you will find Reverse Image Search option (Google's official) and within there you will see the Upload button. (It will allow to choose from camera and gallery.) Click on it and select an image.

This will search and display to you related images on your mobile phone.


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