Microsoft continues to add new features to their iOS web browser, as the iOS beta version of Microsoft Edge now allows users to perform a search by using a photo from their camera roll.
Today, beta testers of the Microsoft Edge browser on iOS can now try out Visual Search, which parses images taken by your device’s camera and delivers links to related information. The Bing-based feature came to early users on Android last month, and it works with just-taken photos or from those in your camera roll.
Microsoft Edge beta testers on iOS also get a couple other new features. One, paste-and-search, saves you a step by letting you look for whatever’s on your clipboard instead of having to paste it in a search field first. Those with a work or school account can access intranet sites from their home as well as the ability to see mobile browser activity on the Windows 10 timeline feature.
The photo search feature allows users to select a photo, highlight a portion of it, and then search for the highlighted item.
The demo video below shows how it works.
For more information about the Microsoft Edge iOS beta, visit the Microsoft website.