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Using the Google reverse image search feature on a computer is a piece of cake. All you have to do is visit images.google.com, click on the small camera icon, and then just paste the URL of an image or upload one from your computer.

After that, simply click the search button and Google will show you all the websites that used that images, other sizes of the image, as well as images similar to the one you have searched for.

This handy feature can also be used on Android devices, and although the process is fairly simple, it is a bit different when compared to the one described above. Additionally, there’s also more than just one way to do it, which can cause confusion for some users.

No need to worry, we have your back. Because we’re a group of super nice guys, we will show how to Google reverse image search with three different ways you can perform such a search on your Android device, step by step.

Option 1: Use Chrome

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The fastest and easiest way to perform a Google reverse image search on your Android device is by using Google’s Chrome browser. Let’s say that you’re browsing the web and you come across an interesting image you want to reverse search for one reason or another. All you have to do is tap and hold on the image and when the menu with various options pops up on your screen, simply tap on “Search Google for this image”.

That’s all there is to it. Simple, right? To make things even easier for you, we have prepared step by step instructions below on how to Google reverse image search:

Step by step instructions:

Step 1: Open Chrome and find an image you want to reverse search.

Step 2: Tap and hold on the image.

Step 3: Select the “Search Google for this image” option.

Option 2: Use ctrlq.org

In case the image you want to reverse search is saved on your Android device, you’ll have to use a different tool to get the job done. Head over to ctrlq.org/google/images, tap on “Upload Picture”, select “Files” and choose one of the images from your gallery. Once the image is uploaded, simply tap on “Show Matches”, and you’re good to go.

An important thing worth pointing out is that you also have the option of taking a photo and reverse searching it, instead of choosing one that’s already on your device. Here’s how to Google reverse image search:

Step by step instructions:

Step 1: Visit ctrlq.org/google/images.

Step 2: Tap on “Upload Picture”.

Step 3: Tap on “Files”.

Step 4: Chose an image from your gallery.

Step 5: Tap on “Show Matches”.

Option 3: Use the Search By Image app

If you perform more than one Google reverse image search for images you have on your device, it’s probably best to download a dedicated app in order to save some time. One of the best ones you can use is called Search By Image, which basically works the same way as ctrlq.org — get it from the Play Store via the button below.

To perform a Google reverse image search with the app, just open it up and tap on the + icon in the bottom right corner. Then just select “Image Gallery”, choose one of the pictures, and tap on the search button that will bring up all the info you’re looking for. Just as with ctrlq.org, you can also capture a photo with the camera instead of choosing one from your gallery. Here’s how to Google reverse image search:

Step by step instructions:

Step 1: Download the Search By Image app and open it.

Step 2: Tap on the + icon in the bottom right corner.

Step 3: Select “Image Gallery”.

Step 4: Choose an image from your gallery.

Step 5: Tap on the search button at the bottom of the screen.


That’s all there is to it folks. The process of reverse searching an image on Google is pretty simple, regardless of which method you end up using. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.

Mitja Rutnik
Mitja is a full-time member of the Android Authority writing team specializing in news, how-tos, features, and more. In addition to everything tech-related, he also loves basketball and is a self-proclaimed pizza expert.