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Augmented Reality

A new way for your devices to be helpful

Augmented reality overlays digital content and information onto the physical world — as if they’re actually there with you, in your own space. AR opens up new ways for your devices to be helpful throughout your day by letting you experience digital content in the same way you experience the world. It lets you search things visually, simply by pointing your camera at them. It can put answers right where your questions are by overlaying visual, immersive content on top of your real world.

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Search what you see with Google Lens.

Sometimes the things we want to search for are hard to describe in a search box. Other times, words are precisely the thing we’re interested in. Just point your camera and Google Lens can help.

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Search what you see with Google Lens.

Sometimes the things we want to search for are hard to describe in a search box. Other times, words are precisely the thing we’re interested in. Just point your camera and Google Lens can help.

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AR in Google Search

Now you can use AR to place 3D digital objects right in your own space directly from Search or from websites on Chrome. Learn more about everything from NASA’s Curiosity Rover to human anatomy to animals like hedgehogs, penguins, and sharks, with a greater sense of context and scale.

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Live View in Google Maps

Exploring a new area and feeling lost? With Live View in Google Maps, you can quickly orient yourself and know which way to go with directions overlaid right on top of your world.*

* Using Live View in Google Maps requires up to date Google Street View imagery and bright outdoor light. Maps and navigation may not be available at all times or in all areas. Actual conditions may differ from maps and navigation data, so review directions, follow applicable traffic laws and signs, and use common sense. Not available in India.

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AR in Apps

Using ARCore, our developer platform, we're working with our developer, creator and brand partners to bring helpful, entertaining, and engaging AR experiences to apps.

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