How to Disable Google Lens Search in Google Chrome

Google Lens Flag

Update: Google has removed this flag from Chrome. I’ll update this article with alternatives when available.

Google Lens allows you to search the internet using images instead of keywords. Lens search is now built into Google Chrome. This article will show you how to disable Google Lens search in Chrome.

Google Lens is an experimental feature at the moment. Google Chrome uses switches called “flags” to test these new features. You can enable or disable these experiments from the chrome://flags page.

To disable Google Lens search:

  1. Open a new tab and go to chrome://flags.
  2. Search and locate the following flag: Enable Lens features in Chrome.
  3. From the drop-down, select Disabled.
  4. Click the Relaunch button on the bottom-right corner of the screen.

Google Lens search should be disabled now. If you right-click an image now, the Lens search option will not be available.

I hope you found this tutorial useful. Ask your questions in the comments field below.

14 responses to “How to Disable Google Lens Search in Google Chrome”

  1. Thank You!

  2. I tried to do this already, but it said it was not available on my platform. Is there a way around this? I’m using a Samsung Galaxy a10e android phone.

  3. This doesn’t work. Stuck with Lens. Fuming.

  4. aqsanaimat – My name is Aqsa Naimat . editing is my passion. And i`m expert in Photoshop editing and logo designing. My style of design communicates smart and modern ideas through bold and geometric shapes – creating innovative, functional, and memorable solutions.

    this is not working
    and google lens box appear again and again whenever i drag an image into other tab

    1. Dinsan – Bangalore, India – Digital Minimalist & Content Developer. Drinks Tea and writes Stuff (mostly about Chromebooks). My views are mostly copied from others.

      Can you share a screenshot? (upload to imgur and share link)

  5. Hi, I’ve disabled as many websites suggest but it makes no difference

  6. This does not work anymore, new solution?

    1. Nope. they removed this flag a week ago.
      in todays update even more good chrome flags where removed.

  7. This flag no longer available. Any other solutions?

  8. I just discovered option with Google Lens. Use Lens to search an image. In the lower right corner is a small icon, tap it and it initiates the original Google Image search. It takes an extra tap but it gets the job done.

  9. On my Chromebook the small icon to tap for the original Google Image search is to the left of “Find image source.”

  10. For those not happy with the recentmost update that removed the flag in question, you may want to install Google Chrome Beta instead of Google Chrome. Beta version still has this flag. Turn on account syncing if you want to migrate all of your bookmarks, history, extensions etc.

  11. I don’t have a “Search with Google Lens” option when I right-click on an image. I have the standard “Search image with Google” which gives me Google Lens results. I’ve disabled all the Lens features in Chrome and disabled “Unified side panel” and still I get Lens results.

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