Google just Might Add Translation Support to Lens and Introduce Restaurant Filters

Google might bring translation support to Lens and could also add restaurant filters to the mobile app, possibly around May 7th, for its annual I/O event…

Google Lens is a very useful tool to have at one’s disposal. It’s accessible through the Google Assistant and as its own standalone app — which people can download from the Google Play Store.

For those unfamiliar, Google Lens is a tool which provides “real-time answers to questions about the world around you.” Simply access it, snap a picture, and Google Lens will identify what’s in the photo. 

Google Lens Translation Support and Restaurant Filters Features Spotted

But, as cool as it is, Google Lens has plenty of limitations. For instance, it can only do so much before it becomes necessary to launch another app.

This is a friction point among users and it appears Google is about to reduce the amount of work.

One such example is translation support. Instead of opening Google Lens and capturing a sign in a foreign language, then having to launch Google Translate, it would provide an immediate translation.

Another neat feature would offer filters for dining spots serving popular dishes. The new tools could also include a “shopping” filter to help find goods.

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.