How to find the origin or source of images on Android devices

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Have you ever wondered if the image used for a piece of news corresponds to a real image or if it is simply a fake piece of news? You can easily discover that, just by finding the origin or source of the images used in the note . Discover how to do it by following these recommendations.

To find the source of images on Google using a PC:

All you have to do is visit images.google.com. Click on the little camera icon and then simply paste an image URL or upload one from your computer. After that, simply click on the search and Google will show you all the websites that used those images, other image sizes, as well as images similar to the one you searched for.

This handy feature can also be used on Android devices and although the process is quite simple, it is a bit different when compared to the one described above. Furthermore, there is also more than one way to do this, which can cause confusion for some users.

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. We will show you how to perform reverse image search on your Android device, step by step.

Google Images Source Lookup: Using Chrome

The fastest and easiest way to perform Google Reverse Image Search on your Android device is by using Google’s Chrome browser. Let’s say you’re browsing the web and you come across an interesting image that you want to search backwards. Just tap and hold on the image and when the menu with various options appears on your screen, simply tap on “Search Google for this image”.

That’s all there is. Simple truth? To make things even easier for you, we have prepared step-by-step instructions below on how to search for images backwards on Google:

Step by step instructions:

Step 1: Open Chrome and find an image you want to reverse search for.

Step 2: Press and hold the image.

Step 3: Select the “Search Google for this image” option.

Google Reverse Lookup: Use ctrlq.org

In case the image you want to reverse search is saved on your Android device, you will have to use a different tool to get the job done. Go to ctrlq.org/google/images, tap on “Upload Image”, select “Files” and choose one of the images from your gallery. Once the image is uploaded, simply tap on “Show Matches”, and you’re good to go.

One important thing worth noting is that you also have the option to take a photo and do a reverse search, rather than choosing one that’s already on your device. Here’s how to do a reverse image search on Google:

Step by step instructions:

Step 1: Visit ctrlq.org/google/images.

Step 2: Click “Upload Image”.

Step 3: Click on “Files”.

Step 4: Choose an image from your gallery.

Step 5: Click on “Show Matches”.

Google Reverse Image Search: Using the Search by Image App

Google Reverse Image Search: Using the Search by Image App

If you do more than one Google reverse image search for the images you have on your device, it’s probably best to download a dedicated app to save time. One of the best you can use is called Search By Imagewhich basically works the same way as ctrlq.org: get it from the Play Store.

To perform a reverse Google image search with the app, just open the app and tap the + icon in the bottom right corner. Next, you just have to select “Image Gallery”, choose one of the images and touch the search button that will show you all the information you are looking for. As with ctrlq.org, you can also capture a photo with the camera instead of choosing one from your gallery. Here’s how to search for images on Google in reverse:

Step by step instructions:

Step 1: Download the image search app and open it.

Step 2: Tap on the + icon at the bottom right corner.

Step 3: Select “Image Gallery”.

Step 4: Choose an image from your gallery.

Step 5: Tap the search button at the bottom of the screen.

That’s all folks. The process of reverse searching an image on Google is quite simple, regardless of the method used.

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