How to do a Reverse Image Search on Phone & Desktop Via Google

How to do a Reverse Image Search on Phone & Desktop Via Google

Look for more details about an image by looking it upside down on Google

All of us who use Google and other search engines are quite familiar with image search terms. This clearly means searching for images related to text entered in the search bar. Google Image Search is one of the most used image search engines worldwide.

What if you want to know all the details of the image by looking for images instead of text? This is called reverse image search, and is used to find out the original origin of the image or in more detail about it. Reverse image search is mostly used to identify fake images that are mostly used to spread false or fake news.

There are many platforms including Google, TinEye, Yandex, and Bing Visual Search, which provide free reverse image search services. Most people rely on Google’s reverse image search because of its popularity and efficiency.

Here we have included all the points about how to do reverse image search on various devices.

How to do a Reverse Image Search through Google on the Desktop?

  1. Open any browser of your choice on your desktop.1
  2. Now enter the URL in the URL search bar.2
  3. Enter the URL of the image for which you want to reverse the search or simply upload it by clicking on the “Search by Image” icon.3
  4. You will now land on the home page of the image where you can successfully find out where the picture appeared.

How to do a Reverse Image Search on a Smartphone

Through Google?

  1. Open any browser on your smartphone and tap the desktop site option4
  2. Now enter the URL in the URL search bar.5
  3. Enter the URL of the image you want to research or simply upload by clicking on the “Search by Image” icon.6
  4. You will now be able to find out the origin of the image being sought.

Note: Using Deskstop mode on your smartphone is necessary because reverse image search works best in desktop mode. During testing, we found that without desktop mode, the option to upload images is not available.

The same thing applies to the iPhone, you only need to open a browser and ask the desktop site to get the best experience with Google’s reverse image search.
Question and answer
Does reverse image search work with screenshots?

The answer is no. When you use Google to reverse the search for images in the screenshot, instead of taking you to the source, Google will open a page that is related to the definition of the screenshot.
Is free reverse image search safe?

All free reverse image search engines maintain user privacy. None of the images that were searched upside down were uploaded on the public platform. The platform does not store images that are being searched upside down in the database.
Is there an Android or iOS application for reverse image search?

One of the most widely used applications for conducting reverse searches is Google Lens for Android and iOS. Google lenses can be downloaded from the Google Play store for Android and the Apple app store for the iPhone. This provides a link to the best and most appropriate results page.

How accurate is Google’s reverse search engine?

Google’s reverse image search only shows accurate results when images are circulated frequently or the results are viral. If you think that you will get accurate results for not-so-famous images, Google can disappoint you.

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