Technology Google launches 'Style Ideas', a new shopping tool

09:05  15 april  2017
09:05  15 april  2017 Source:   Relaxnews (AFP)

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The new Style Ideas feature could seem quite basic at first. “With style ideas you can see real-life options of what bag and jeans look stellar with those red high heels you’ve been eyeing”, Google explained in a blog post.

The new Style Ideas tool compliments this. When you go to search for that jacket or bag you've been waiting to get, not only Google launches Areo, a food delivery and home services app for India. 146. Google Assistant's shopping list is moving out of Keep and into the Home app on April 10.

'Style Ideas' is currently only available as a new feature in the Image Search in the Google app for Android and on mobile web. © Provided by AFPRelaxNews 'Style Ideas' is currently only available as a new feature in the Image Search in the Google app for Android and on mobile web. Google has just announced an update to its Image Search app which enables you to see what a fashion item you're interested in would look like worn on a model or blogger.

The new Style Ideas feature could seem quite basic at first. But haven't we all  all asked ourselves how a jacket or dress would sit on the waist or shoulders in real life, or wondered which pants would go with a pair of shoes we're eyeing?

The idea is simple: in addition to the standard retail photo of a fashion product, Google will show you other photos of the same item worn by one of the brand's official models or a blogger, who has teamed it with other things.

"With style ideas you can see real-life options of what bag and jeans look stellar with those red high heels you've been eyeing", Google explained in a blog post.

"Style Ideas" is currently only available in Image Search on mobile web and in the Google app for Android.

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