Ever taken a sneaky pic of a dog on a train but been too shy to ask its owner what breed it is?
Well, all is well because there’s now an app that claims to identify the breed for you.
Google celebrated National Pets Day yesterday by adding a new feature for Google Lens in their Photos app.
Using photos already in your Photos library, it identifies animals by breed and gives you more information about them.
We’ve decided this is basically Shazam for dogs and we couldn’t be more excited.
How to use Google Lens’ new pet feature
1. Open Google Photos.
2. Select the image.
3. Tap on the lens icon at the bottom of the display, which will pull up data.
The news was announced by Google product manager Kristi Bohl in a blog post called Puparazzi alert.
We of course went straight into our Photos and set the app to work straight away.
Wrong Google, this is a Chihuahua
Close, Google. This is a Cockapoo
Wrong again, Google. This is a Sri Lankan street dog AKA Sinhala Hound
C’mon Google. This is…I actually have no idea but she’s definitely not an Airedale
Again, no, this is a Balinese street dog (with very on fleek eyebrows) but we see where you’re coming from
Not quite, but Chess definitely is a cat at least
Ding ding ding!
Yes, Google, this is a rat and she is brown
So, sure the app isn’t all that accurate but we’re here for it anyway.
Another new feature that’s being rolled out this week is that Google Photos might create a photo book of your pet.
If you’ve got loads of pics of the same animal, the app will select the best photos and turn them into a book, which customers in the US and Canada can then get printed out, and the rest of us can just thrust in the faces of other people to show them how blessed our pets are.
Google Photos is available on Android and iOS – go have some fun, dog botherers.
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