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Google Lens is coming to Bard in Arabic

Video showing the new capabilities of Bard - integrating with other apps & services

One of the biggest benefits of Bard, an experiment to collaborate with generative AI, is that it can tailor its responses to exactly what you need. For instance, you could ask Bard to start a trip planning doc for you and your friends, draft up your online marketplace listing, or help explain a science topic to your kids. And now, Bard is getting even better at customizing its responses so you can easily bring your ideas to life.

Today we’re rolling out Bard’s most capable model yet. We’re expanding access to existing English language features to new languages and countries, Bard now integrates with Google apps and services for more helpful responses, and it has an improved “Google it” feature so you can double-check its answers. Let me tell you about the six new added features!

1- Use images in prompts (available in Arabic)
We are bringing the capabilities of Google Lens into Bard in Arabic. Whether you want more information about an image or need inspiration for a funny caption, you can now upload images alongside prompts and Bard will analyze the photo to help.

Video showing how to upload images on Google Bard using Lens technique

2- Modify Bard’s responses (available in Arabic)
You can now change the tone and style of Bard's responses to five options including simple, long, short, professional or casual. This feature is now available in Arabic as well as other 40 languages.

Screenshot of how to modify answers on Bard, and use Lens to upload images in prompts

3- Get images in responses (available in Arabic)
Looking for inspiring travel itineraries is becoming easier with Bard. Now you can get images from Google Search into Bard’s responses so you benefit from relevant visuals.

Video showing how Bard now share answers that include text response and visuals from Google Search Images

4- Continue conversations with Bard (available in Arabic)
When someone shares a Bard chat with you through a public link, you can continue the conversation and ask Bard additional questions about that topic or use it as a starting point for your own ideas.

5- Double double-check responses (available in English only)
Starting today with responses in English, you can use Bard’s improved “Google it” button to more easily double-check its answers. When you click on the “G” icon, Bard will read the response and evaluate whether there is content across the web to substantiate it. When a statement can be evaluated, you can click the highlighted phrases and learn more about supporting or contradicting information found by Search.

Screenshot illustrating the Google It feature on Bard

6- Connect to Google apps and services
Today we’re launching Bard Extensions in English, a completely new way to interact and collaborate with Bard. With Extensions, Bard can find and show you relevant information from the Google tools you use every day — like Gmail, Docs, Drive, Maps, YouTube, and Google Flights and hotels — even when the information you need is across multiple apps and services.

We're committed to protecting your personal information. If you choose to use the Workspace extensions, your content from Gmail, Docs and Drive is not seen by human reviewers, used by Bard to show you ads or used to train the Bard model. And of course, you’re always in control of your privacy settings when deciding how you want to use these extensions, and you can turn them off at any time.

Video showing how Bard is connected to Gmail in the latest update

All of these new features are possible because of updates we’ve made to our PaLM 2 model, our most capable yet. Based on your feedback, we’ve applied state-of-the-art reinforcement learning techniques to train the model to be more intuitive and imaginative.

With these latest updates, Bard is more equipped to help you get all your unique ideas off the ground. Try the latest features at