How to convert handwritten text to digital copies using Google Lens


Google has added a new feature to Google Lens that allows users to copy and paste their handwritten notes or texts and convert them to digital copies. According to the company, Google Lens can now detect and identify the letters of the handwritten text, convert them to the digital version, and users can also send it to the PC without any additional effort.

The new feature can be used by accessing Google Lens from the Google app or by downloading the separate Google Lens app. So, if you are a student and want to convert your notes into a digital copy or simply want to convert the handwritten shopping list that your mother just handed you, follow our step-by-step guide.

Before proceeding with the steps, please note that for the PC transfer feature to work, both Google Chrome on PC and Google account on phone must be the same. Also, make sure you have downloaded the latest version of the Google app or the Google Lens app.

For our instruction guide, we will use the Google app as it comes pre-installed with almost all Android smartphones and is also available on iOS.

Steps to follow:


Open the Google app on your smartphone


Tap the “Updates” button on the bottom ribbon


Now, tap on the Google Lens icon located on the left side of the microphone icon


Now point the camera at a handwritten text and click on an image


Touch the texts and select the texts you want to copy.


Once you’re done selecting, find the Copy to computer option and tap on it


Choose the computer from the list (in case you are logged in to more than one computer with the same Google account)


After this you will receive a message saying “Shared text”


You can now paste the text wherever you want.