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Image Search by URL and mobile

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Introduction to image search by URL, Google Images is a great place to search for pictures and photos by typing in relevant keywords. But you can also search Google using an image — called a reverse image search — to find out more information about a specific photo or graphic.

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You can learn more about an image or the objects around you with a reverse image search. For example, you can take a photo of a flower and use it to search for info or other similar images.

Search with a picture from a website

  1. On your computer, open the Chrome browser.
  2. Go to the website with the picture you want to use.
  3. Right-click the picture.
  4. Click Search Google for an image. You’ll see your results in a new tab.

Search with a URL ( image search by URL)

  1. On your computer, open a web browser, like Chrome or Safari.
  2. Go to the website with the picture you want to use.
  3. To copy the URL, right-click on the picture.
  4. Click Copy image address.
  5. Go to Google Images.
  6. Click Search by image.
  7. Click Paste image URL.
  8. In the text box, paste the URL.
  9. Click Search by image.

The URLs you search with aren’t saved in your browsing history. Google may store the URLs to make our products and services better.

What is a reverse image search?

When you do a reverse image search on Google, you place a photo, or a link to a photo, in the search bar instead of a text query. Google then finds websites featuring your image as well as related images.

Google Images also detects the subject of your photo and brings up other websites related to your image topic. 


How to Google reverse image search on mobile phone

Google reverse image search on Android mobile phone

Android mobile phones allow you to image search using Google Lens. The Google  Lens can be used for pictures on the web as well as on your device. 

  • Go to Chrome on your Android phone
  • Open on the Chrome app
  • Search for images based on keywords, like “blueberries”
  • Click on any image to get a bigger version
  • Tap on the Google Lens icon at the top-right corner. If it’s not showing, long press on the image till you see a pop window
  • Click on Search with Google Lens
  • Related web page with the selected image shows up

How to Google reverse image search on iPhone

You follow pretty much the same steps as for Android, except you might be using Safari as the web browser on iPhones. So, follow these steps for reverse image search:

  • If you are using Safari, then head over to
  • Go to the three-dot menu on the bottom right
  • Click on the Request Desktop site or simple search for images
  • On Chrome app as well open
  • Search for topics like “blueberries”
  • Tap on the image to get more options
  • Click on Search Google for this image
  • You get the source address of the image

Reverse image search social media (free)


Do you want to search for similar images across the internet? This Tool makes it super quick and easy to do an image search for personal or work use. Simply upload an image or enter the image URL (image search by URL), or choose an image from Dropbox or from Google Images.

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