What you need to copy and paste handwriting
To get started, you will need to have a couple of things:
The latest version of the Chrome browser on your computer.
The latest version of the standalone Google Lens app for either Android or iOS.
Log into both the app and Chrome with the same account.
How to copy and paste handwriting with Google Lens
Once you have everything set up and you are signed in on both devices, follow the steps below to copy and paste your handwritten notes to your phone or computer.
Open up the Google Lens app and ‘look’ at the handwritten note using your smartphone’s camera.
Use “select text with Lens” to highlight the text you want to copy.
Tap “copy to computer” to quickly paste it on another signed-in device with Chrome.
The feature is useful for quickly copying handwritten notes and pasting it on your laptop or computer.
Copy and paste handwritten notes with Google Lens. / © Google
Remember to write neatly!
One thing that is very important to remember here, is that Google Lens is much better at copying and pasting handwritten notes when you write clearly and legibly. Lens uses AI to work out what it is you have actually written, but it is not a genius. If you suffer from particularly scruffy hand-writing (as I do!), there is a good chance this will not work.
Have you tried using this Google Lens feature? Let us know in the comments section below.
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