Pixel 8 Pro Circle To Search

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  • Google appears to be working on an updated version of Google Lens.
  • A new flag, “Lens Circle to Search,” was discovered in Chrome for iOS.
  • This won’t be the same system-wide integration we see on Android.

Circle to Search first arrived at the beginning of the year on the Galaxy S24 series. It later came to the Pixel phones and tablets. Google said during this year’s I/O event that it plans to expand Circle to Search’s reach to 200 million devices by the end of 2024. This could maybe include the iPhone.

The folks over at The Mac Observer spotted something interesting hiding in Chrome for iOS. There appears to be a new “Lens Circle to Search” flag that was quietly added to the app. Once the flag is enabled, the Circle to Search feature will be available within Google Lens on iOS.