Safari on iOS devices is a pretty decent native browser, but we imagine that there are some users who might prefer third-party options such as Google’s Chrome or Microsoft’s Edge due to their ability to sync with their desktop counterparts (assuming you’re using Windows). The good news for iOS users is that it looks like Microsoft is giving its Edge browser a bit of an upgrade.


This upgrade comes in the form if visual search which in a way works similar to Google Lens, where based on a photo that you’ve taken, it will then able to scour the web for similar-looking items which might come in handy if you’re trying to identify an object, or if you’re looking for something similar to buy.

Note that this is not the first time that Microsoft has mentioned visual search. The feature was launched earlier this month where it existed in beta form for iOS users. The rollout now suggests that the feature is good and ready for primetime. Visual search has also previously rolled out to the Android version of Edge, but now it looks like the iOS and Android versions of Edge are now on par.

The update should already be live so if you’ve yet to download Edge or update the app, head on over to the iOS App Store for the details.

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