Google Chrome makes it easy to disable the Lens search feature and revert to the traditional “Find this image in Google” context menu option. Here’s how to do it in Chrome on desktop and Android.
Chrome’s search by purpose feature is extremely useful, as you can use it to find more information about the image you’ve selected. However, if you prefer the old reverse lookup method, it’s easy to turn off this new feature and get that old option back.
You can always re-enable the search by objective option if you wish.
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Disable Chrome’s Lens Search Option on Android
To disable the Lens search option on your Android phone, first launch Chrome on your phone.
In Chrome, tap the address bar, type the following, then hit Enter:
Go to Chrome Flags on Android.
On the “Experiments” page that opens, at the top, tap the “Search flags” box and enter the following:
Look for the “Lens” flag.
In the search results, find “Google Lens Powered Image Search in the Context Menu”. Then, under this option, tap on “Default”.
Tap “Default” under the “Objective” flag.
In the menu that opens, choose “Disabled”.
Conseil : Plus tard, si vous souhaitez réactiver la recherche par objectif, choisissez "Défaut" dans le menu.
Select “Off” from the menu.
In the lower right corner of Chrome, you will see “Relaunch”. Touch this option to close and reopen the browser.
Choose “Relaunch” in the lower right corner.
Everything is ready. Now, when you press and hold an image in Chrome, you’ll see the traditional “Find this image in Google” option.
The “Find this image on Google” option in Chrome for Android.
Disable Chrome’s Search by Purpose feature on desktop
To remove the search by purpose option on your computer, first launch Chrome on your computer.
In Chrome’s address bar, type the following and press Enter:
Go to Chrome flags on the desktop.
At the top of the page, in the “Search Flags” box, type the following and press Enter:
Find the “Lens” flag.
In the search results, next to “Enable lens features in Chrome”, click the menu and choose “Disabled”.
Conseil : à l'avenir, pour réactiver l'option de recherche Lens, choisissez "Activé" dans le menu.
Select “Off” from the Lens menu.
Apply your changes by clicking “Relaunch” in the lower right corner of Chrome.
Click “Relaunch” in the lower right corner.
When you reopen Chrome, the Lens search option will be gone and you will have the old Google Image Search option. Good image search!
You can also disable translation in Chrome if that bothers you.