This New Google Chrome Feature Will Soon Level Up Your Image Search

Google Chrome is popular that is dominating the industry with billions of users around the world. But, now some people are ditching the browser in favor of the feature enriched Chromium Edge.

However, we are glad to announce that now you have a good reason to switch back to Chrome. Google is bringing a feature that will improve your image search on Chrome. If Google rolls out the new functionality, your browser’s image search will work in the following manner:

Once you copy an image saved on your device, you will have the option to perform an image search directly from your address bar. Right now the ability to perform a search is only limited to text. Google can only perform a search based on the text copied from the clipboard.

On the other hand, those who want to perform an image search need to right-click on the specific image and select “Search Google for image”. Your PC will then provide the search results by uploading the image.

Clipboard Image Search Coming Directly To Chrome’s Omnibox

With this new feature, Google plans to bring image search directly into Chrome’s Omnibox. On top of that, it will let you copy an image saved anywhere on your desktop. Here’s how Google engineers explained the functionality:

“[Omnibox] Adding clipboard image suggestion for Omnibox

Omnibox suggestions can have image data, then later can post image data
to do an image search.”

According to the Chromium Gerrit, you will enable the new image search by using the flag “Omnibox clipboard image search suggestions: Enables image search suggestions in the Omnibox”.

Time To Switch To Chrome?

As a quick reminder, the “Shared Clipboard” and “Raw Clipboard Access” features are already under development that will allow users to send text or images to other devices. It remains to be seen if the company plans to integrate the “Shared Clipboard” with the new addition.

If this happens, it would be a new reason for PC users to switch to Google Chrome. Notably, there are many people who would be interested in the improved image search feature.


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Alex Schoff


Alex is a technology reporter with a particular interest in Microsoft and Windows. He keeps a close eye on major developments related to Windows 10, Google Chrome, Office 365, and more.
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