In February, Google announced that it would revamp Google Assistant and offer a Google Lens-powered ‘Search Screen' feature that would be a proper replacement for the ‘What's On My Screen feature. Well, the wait is finally over, as Google is rolling out the Google Lens-powered Search Screen for Android devices.
Before the rollout, you could only see the ‘Lens' icon appearing on specific screens, making it an inconsistent tool. Notably, you had to invoke Google Assistant and rely on the chance that it might result in the launch of the Google Lens shortcut. Now the ‘Search Screen' option consistently appears in the Google Assistant panel.
Google Lens-powered Screen Search feature is yet to roll out globally
According to folks at 9To5Google, they could see the Search Screen option within the Google Assistant panel everywhere but the homescreen. This negates the need to manually capture a screenshot and feed it to the Google Lens app or the system share sheet to extract information.
Tapping on Screen Share runs a scan on your current screen using Google Lens, which was recently redesigned. You can filter your results, including Translate, Text, Homework, and Shopping. The new Google Assistant Search Screen is live for several Pixel devices running the latest Google beta app, v14.31. It is yet to roll out globally in the coming months.