How to capture text from a video on your Android phone

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One of the cool new features in iOS 16, the latest version of Apple’s OS, is called Live Text, which allows you to quickly capture and use text from both a still photo and, now, a video as well. While Android doesn’t (yet) capture text directly from video, it does capture text from still photos using the handy Google Lens app — and with a little bit of maneuvering, you can use Lens to capture text from a video as well. It may not be quite as quick as Live Text, but it’s mostly painless and works just as well.

Here’s what to do.

  • Create your video on your Android phone.
  • Go to the Photos app and start the video.
  • Pause the video at the point where you want to copy the text.
  • Near the bottom of the video, you’ll see a button labeled Get…

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Author: Barbara Krasnoff