Reverse search is indeed a great feature to find the source of an image or to know what it’s exactly about from the web. In this article, let’s have a quick look at how to search on Google using images or videos.
Search On Google Using Image
One can easily reverse search an image on their Android phone using a third-party app called Reverse Image Search, as follows.
1] Download and install the Reverse Image Search app on your Android phone.
2] Open the app, click on Add Image, and select the image you want to search on Google.
3] Once you’ve selected the picture, click the Search button.
It’ll now search the image on Google, and you’ll see possible web results related to it. If you don’t get the desired results, you can search the same picture on Yandex or Bing by switching the search engines from the menu given at the bottom.
Alternatively, you can search the image directly on Google through the web browser on your computer. All you need to do is follow the steps given below.
1] Open the browser of your choice and head to images.google.com.
2] Once the site loads, click the Camera (Search by Image) icon inside the search bar.
3] Click on Upload an image and select the picture from your computer.
You’ll now be automatically directed to the search results page, where you can see results related to the uploaded picture. You can also check other visually similar images through the given option.
Search on Google Using Video
Currently, Google doesn’t offer the ability to reverse search using videos. However, there’s a workaround that you can follow to get the details of a particular video.
- Play the video on your computer.
- Capture a few screenshots of different frames in the video. You can do it using the Snip & Sketch or Snipping tool on Windows.
- Now, head to images.google.com in your browser.
- Click on Upload an image and select one of the screenshots.
- Similarly, upload the captured screenshots one by one. This will give you all possible results on the web related to the video.
Indeed, this isn’t a full-proof trick, but it does work well at times. You can use it to find the source of viral videos on WhatsApp and Facebook.
So, this was a simple guide on how to search on Google using images or videos. Anyway, did the video trick work for you? Do let us know in the comments below. Have anything else to suggest? Feel free to add in below. Stay tuned for more such articles.