How to disable Search with Google Lens on Chrome Android

Chrome is undoubtedly the most popular browser and its counterparts like Chrome, Edge and Brave are also using the same framework called Chromium which is an open-source browser framework by Google.

Chromium is mostly independent of Google but Chrome is a modified or we can say Googlified version of Chromium so they integrate other Google Products with Chrome and then ship it to user devices. Google Lens is such a Google product that is integrated and tested with Google Chrome.

Now, a clarification, Search with Google Lens option is not enabled by default yet and can only be used by the people who enabled it through the Chrome Flags page.

In this article, we are going to share How you can disable Search with Google Lens option from the Chrome context menu on Android devices.

UPDATE: Google removed the chrome flag that helps us to disable with Google Lens in Chrome for Android. As of now, you won’t be able to remove the Search with Google Lens option from the context menu. You need to roll back to older versions if you really want to remove this option. We’re figuring out if there’s any tweak that may allow us to disable Search with Google Lens in newer versions of Chrome. We will update you guys soon.

How to Disable Search with Google Lens in Chrome for Android

To disable search with Google Lens in Chrome for Android, follow these steps:

Step 1: Launch Google Chrome for Android

First of all, Launch Google Chrome for Android app on your Android device in order to disable the Google Lens in Chrome for Android

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How to disable Search with Google Lens on Android

Step 2: Open Chrome Flags in Chrome for Android

After launching the Chrome for Android on your Android device, you need to open Chrome Flags by typing chrome://flags in the address bar and hit enter to open Chrome Flags

disable Search with Google Lens

Step 3: Search for #context-menu-translate-with-google-lens

In Chrome flags page, you need to search for #context-menu-translate-with-google-lens in the given search bar. Otherwise, you can also get to the #context-menu-translate-with-google-lens flag by clicking here.

Title of this Chrome Flag: Google Lens powered image search for translatable images surfaced as a chip under the context menu.

#context-menu-translate-with-google-lens

Step 4: Disable #context-menu-translate-with-google-lens flag in Chrome Flags

After finding the #context-menu-translate-with-google-lens flag you need to disable the flag by choosing Disable option from drop down menu.

disable Search with Google Lens

Step 5: Relaunch Chrome for Android browser

After choosing disable from the options you need to Re-launch Chrome for Android browser by either clicking on the Relaunch button or just close the browser and then open it again.

disable Search with Google Lens

Now, you won’t see the option “Search with Google Lens” anymore. You can enable it back if you want by going to the same Chrome Flag, also this option is very helpful for reverse image search which helps you to find more information about a particular image.

If you have anything to ask or suggest, you’re welcome to the comment section. I will be there to answer your queries and accept your suggestions. Thanks for reading.

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Abhishek Verma

Abhishek Verma

Abhishek Verma is a tech enthusiast and freelance tech journalist. He has been writing about technology for 5 years. He is passionate about every aspect of technology, especially Android. Abhishek’s articles have been referred by India Today, 360Gadgets, Times of India, MacRumors, AndroidPolice, AndroidAuthority, BGR, Zee News, and many more.

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7 Comments

  1. I’m not seeing “#context-menu-translate-with-google-lens” in the chrome://flags menu. Am I missing something? I want to revert back to “Search Google for this image”.

    • If you want to revert back. Then search #lens-camera-assisted-search in chrome://flags and set it “Enabled.”

      In the latest update, Google Chrome changed the name of this flag.

      I hope it helps.

  2. Go to ***”chrome://flags”***. Disable:

    * ***”Temporarily unexpire M89 flags.”***

    * ***”Temporarily unexpire M90 flags.”***

    then disable ***”Google Lens powered image search in the context menu.”***

  3. This is indeed the one of the worst path google is taking. Forcing a new option on android users that sucks at an any aspect you look at it.

    Rip

    • I know right. Instead of giving us choice, they are just forcing their opinion and features. As of now, the only option is to roll back to previous versions.

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