How does Google Search by Image work?
Google Reverse Image Search
helps you quickly
discover visually similar images
around the web. Upload a photograph from your desktop to
and it will show you related images used
on other websites and also different sizes of the same photo almost instantly.
Journalists can use the
option to find the original source of an
image or to know the approximate date when a picture was first published on the Internet. Photographers
search by image
feature to know about other websites that are using their photographs.
Meet searchbyimages.com, an online tool that lets you perform
How to Reverse Image Search on your Phone?
. Go to searchbyimages.com
on your mobile phone, click the "Upload Image" button
Choose an image from the photo gallery of your phone and it will feed your photo into Google’s image database and show visually similar photos.
Google Reverse Search
, available at searchbyimages.com
, lets you
search by images
instead of keywords. Upload a picture from your desktop, tablet or mobile phone, and Google will show all the other web pages on
the Internet that have
is useful for verifying the source of photographs, WhatsApp images, screenshots and memes. Tinder and Facebook users have used "Search by Image" to research profile pictures of their potential dates, travellers use it for finding the photo's location while matrimonial sites use reverse search to detect fake uploads.
The images are hosted anonymously on the Internet and cannot be discovered by other users.