At its I/O conference in 2019, Google announced that it would be adding augmented reality objects to Search. Over the year since, Google has a bunch of 3D animals you can view in Google Search using AR — here’s the full list.

How to find 3D animals on Google

Google’s AR objects in search are incredibly easy to access. The objects are added to search in the belief that the easiest way to learn about something is to see it. By seeing things in augmented reality (AR), users can see the scale of an object and also details they might not notice from just a simple picture.

To keep this easy to access, Google puts its 3D animals and other AR objects right at the top of search. For example, searching for “tiger” will show a Google Search Knowledge Panel. These panels are often shown for movies, famous celebrities, and other subjects. In the case of a 3D animal through Google, you’ll see an overview of what the animal is, a few images or it, and a section which says “Meet a life-sized tiger up close” and a “View in 3D” button. That button launches the AR experience.
What you need to view AR objects on Google

Google’s 3D animals are different on every device. Typically speaking, you might not see AR or 3D objects on a desktop computer or laptop. Rather, you’ll need a supported smartphone to view these objects.

The good news? Most modern smartphones are supported! To view AR objects in Google Search you’ll need:

Android smartphone or tablet: Android 7.0 or higher w/ pre-installed Google Play Store

iPhone/iPad: iOS 11.0 or higher

If you’re not sure if 3D animals and other AR objects in Google Search will work, just give it a shot!

List: 3D animals available on Google Search

So, what AR animals can you view on Google Search? Technically, there’s no official list from Google for 3D animals, but there’s a number of known examples, many of which we’ve gone hands-on with so you can see how it all works in action.

These include:


Angler fish

Brown bear



Dog Labrador Retriever Pug Rottweiler



Emperor penguin

Giant panda








Shetland pony





There are probably other examples we haven’t identified and, more than likely, Google is adding more over time! After all, this list has expanded since Google originally announced 3D animals in 2019.

What other AR objects are available in Google Search?

There’s more than just 3D animals in Google Search. On top of that, Google can also show some other objects. To do this, Google partners with certain websites and brands to show products, furniture, and even the human body in 3D. We’ve listed some examples below.

Human skeleton

NASA objects Mercury Venus Earth Mars Jupiter Saturn Neptune Uranus Pluto

These examples aren’t quite as straightforward as the 3D animals, though, as the 3D models appear lower in search results alongside the websites that power them. From time to time, too, they just won’t appear. The planets, for example, appear more reliably when you add “in depth” to the search query.

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Google 3D animals: how to see AR tigers, lions, penguins, pandas and wolves on Google

This is how to access the AR feature on Google (Photo: JPIMedia) Copyright: JPIMedia

For parents with children staying indoors, this provides a fun new way to learn about their favourite animals.

How do I view 3D animals on Google?

To use the feature, you’ll need to google an animal, for example: ‘giant panda’.

Just underneath the image search results and the Wikipedia description of the panda, you’ll be able to see a little box that says, “Meet a life-sized giant panda up close”.

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Click the ‘view in 3D’ button, then click ‘view in your space’ to see the panda in your own surroundings.

You’ll need to give Google access to your camera for it to be able to insert the panda into your space.

What animals can you find?

There are loads of different animals you can see through the feature.

It first gained popularity when people realised they could see a huge 3D panda when they googled the animal - but there’s a huge list of animals the feature works for.

You can also find a:







Emperor penguin


Angler fish





Brown bear



Shetland pony







But the list is endless - you and your kids could discover many more animals to learn about.

What does AR enabled mean?

In order to access this feature, your device will need to be AR enabled.

For Android users, Google requires an operating system of Android 7.0 or later, originally shipped with the Google Play store already installed, and internet access.

For iPhone users, you need to be running iOS 11.0 or later. You’ll likely already be running iOS 11.0 or later, but if you’re not sure, simply head to your settings > general and then tap software update.

Lockdown के दौरान Google 3D फीचर का करें इस्तेमाल, घर में लाइव दिखेंगे जानवर

नई दिल्ली, टेक डेस्क। Coronavirus के बढ़ते प्रभाव को रोकने के​ लिए देशभर में Lockdown लागू किया गया है। जिसके बाद सभी लोग अपने घरों में रह रहे हैं। घर में पूरे दिन टीवी और मोबाइल का उपयोग करते-करते बोर हो गए हैं तो परेशान होने की जरूरत नहीं है। अगर आप एनिमल लवर हैं तो Google आपके लिए बेहद ही खास फीचर Google 3D लेकर आया है। जिसका उपयोग करके आप घर में ही अपने पसंदीदा जानवर को लाइव देख सकते हैं। आइए जानते हैं इस फीचर का इस्तेमाल करने का तरीका।
अगर आप Google 3D फीचर का इस्तेमाल करना चाहते हैं तो Google होम पेज पर जाएं और वहां Google 3D टाइप करें। इसके बाद आपके सामने एक विंडो ओपन होगी। जिसमें ‘Meet a life-sized giant panda up close’ लिखा हुआ नजर आएगा। बता दें कि जिस जानवर का नाम सिलेक्ट करेंगे उसका फोटो भी शो होगा। उदाहरण के तौर पर अगर आप टाइगर लिखते हैं तो टाइगर की फोटो दिखाई देगी। वहीं पांडा लिखने पर पांडो नजर आएगा।

फोटो साभार: Google

वहीं नीचे व्यू इन 3D का ऑप्शन दिया गया है, उस पर क्लिक करें। उसके बाद जिस भी जानवर का नाम लिखकर आपने सर्च किया है उसकी फोटो के साथ ‘व्यू इन योर स्पेस’ लिखा हुआ है। उस पर क्लिक करें। इस पर क्लिक करने के बाद फोन का कैमरा ओपन होगा। आप जहां भी जानवर को सेट करना चाहते हैं वहां कैमरा लेकर जाएं। बस उसके क्लिक करते ही लाइव इमेज कैप्चर हो जाएगी। खास बात है कि इसमें आपके द्वारा सिलेक्ट किए गए जानवर की वॉयस भी सुनाई देगी।

ये बेहद ही रोचक फीचर है और घर में बोरियत को दूर करने का इंस्ट्रस्ट्रिंग तरीका भी है। बता दें कि Google 3D फीचर केवल मोबाइल फोन पर ही काम करता है। हमने इसका उपयोग एंड्राइड फोन में करके देखा। इस फीचर में आपको पांडा, शेयर, फिश, शार्क, डक, कैट, डॉग, स्नेक, होर्स समेत कुल 25 जानवरों की लिस्ट दी गई है। तो अगर आप घर पर बोर हो रहे हैं तो अपने फोन में इस फीचर को ओपन करें और इसका मजा लें।

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डाउनलोड करें जागरण एप और न्यूज़ जगत की सभी खबरों के साथ पायें जॉब अलर्ट, जोक्स, शायरी, रेडियो और अन्य सर्विस

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Life during quarantine seems pretty tough. People are finding ways for survival. Thanks to social media, the time is passing well. We all are spending way too much time on our phone, more than ever and coming up with creative ideas to maintain social in the distance. This week, we have seen a lot of challenges, videos and memes becoming an internet sensation. The Dalgona Coffee, for instance, which has taken social media users by storm. The nicely whipped thick cream coffee is what everyone is making to beat the laziness and get that extra kick to work from home while quarantining. Again, Google introduced 3D animals in a bid to entertain the kids, but it has become a hit among adults. So, here are seven trends and clips from the week that shows how netizens are spending their quarantine.

  1. Google 3D Animals

Buster didn’t even wake up this morning when there was a panda eating breakfast in our house! 🐼😉. Don’t worry, it wasn’t real. You can try this too using Google AR Animals. Just Google the name of an animal & click on ‘view in 3D’. I wonder what animals you can find? 🤔🦁🐯🐰🐜 — Antonine Primary 4/3 (@mrsgillespie15) March 27, 2020

Animals are giving company to people during the quarantine. From tiger and giant panda to lion and penguin, Google 3D animals are a hit as social media users are sharing clips and photos of the animals visiting them in 3D.

2. UK Citizens, Politicians and Royals Clap for NHS Workers

LONDON. We just sent a message loud and clear to every single NHS worker: 💙 You truly are the best of us 💙 Your hard work and dedication is saving lives every single day 💙 We couldn’t be more grateful@GSTTnhs #ClapForCarers — Mayor of London ( (@MayorofLondon) March 26, 2020

People in the United Kingdom applauded the National Health Service (NHS) workers who are in the frontline battling the deadly coronavirus. Videos and pictures soon surfaced on social media showing individuals applauding from their balconies to show their gratitude to NHS workers.

3. Civet Spotted on the Empty Road in Kerala

@ParveenKaswan Parveen bhai,pl kindly cud you confirm if this info is correct. “Spotted Malabar civet… A critically endangered mammal not seen until 1990 resurfaces for the first time in calicut town.. seems mother earth is rebooting!” — Narayan Mahadevan (@tmnarayan) March 27, 2020

A video shows a civet walking on the zebra crossing of an empty road during daytime in the Meppayur Town, Kozhikode, Kerala, India. It was spotted strolling across the street, which usually is crowded.

4. Dalgona Coffee

The whipped thick cream coffee has become a go-to for people at home during the quarantine. Since it is effortless to make with just four ingredients, the dalgona coffee instantly became a hit among social media users. Almost everyone seems to show off their skill in making the creamy coffee.

  1. Getting A Date Via Drone

I can’t believe this actually worked and yes this is a real story — Jeremy Cohen (@jerm_cohen) March 22, 2020

A guy from Brooklyn, identified as Jeremy Cohen saw a girl practising her dance routine on her terrace. He waved to her and sent a drone with his number on it. And they both started talking! Jeremy even shared that the two also had a date, both sitting in their own balconies.

6. Old Video of Human Pretending to be Dog Went Viral

Me pretending to be a dog to trick the coronavirus — Jamil 🦍❗️ (@TopShotMilX2) March 23, 2020

People on Twitter shared a video clip showing a woman who is seen striding on both her hands and legs effortlessly. The woman in the video is identified as Ayla Kirstine from Norway who went viral in 2019, for being able to walk like a dog and jump like a horse.

  1. Viral Challenges

As pandemic-induced social distancing pushes more and more people to the solitude of the home, self-isolators have come up with their ways to keep all the spirits up. From Gesture Challenge to I Am A Savage Challenge, many viral trends are keeping the users entertained.

These are the seven videos that have gone viral on social media. The clips show how netizens are spending every day, while being in quarantine. We hope the time ends soon, and people keep getting more creative. Happy weekend!

El truco de Google para ver un tiburón o un tigre en 3D en el salón de tu casa que triunfa en las redes sociales

¿Te aburres de ver siempre la misma decoración en casa y compartir el espacio con los mismos seres vivos después de quince días de cuarentena? No te preocupes: vas a poder encontrarte en tu salón un león, un tigre, un oso o incluso un tiburón.
Google y su magia te permiten jugar con la realidad aumentada y ver un montón de animales en tres dimensiones desde la cámara de tu teléfono móvil. Solo tienes que escribir el nombre del animal que deseas ver en el buscador y te aparece una caja en la que pone ‘Ver en 3D’.

Después de haber pulsado sobre el icono se abrirá la cámara del teléfono móvil y el sistema mismo lo coloca en tu pasillo, en tu ventana o encima de la mesa de tu comedor. ¡Hasta se puede mover y aumentar sus dimensiones!

It’s AR of the tiger!

If you’ve got an AR-enabled phone, you can now bring select animals right into your space for a safari (or safe snuggle) with Search. — Google (@Google) May 31, 2019

Lo cierto es que esta función no es nueva: el gigante tecnológico la lanzó el año pasado. Sin embargo, el aislamiento impuesto por el coronavirus la ha vuelto a poner de moda, como tantas otras cosas.

Es compatible con los sistemas operativos iOS y Android, teniendo como único requisito que el smartphone con el que se haga sea compatible con ARCore, que es el motor de realidad aumentada de Google.

¿Qué animales puedes ver en tu casa?

Gracias a esta divertida función de Google podrás entretenerte con los pequeños -y no tan pequeños- de la casa viendo en 3D los siguientes animales:

León -escribe también ‘animal’ para verlo-






Pingüino emperador



Rottweiler (perro)










Oso panda


“Una cosa es leer que un gran tiburón blanco puede medir 18 pies de largo, otra es verlo de cerca en relación con las cosas que te rodean”, afirma Google.

No están todos los animales, lógicamente, pero hay muchísimos y puedes pasar una tarde de sábado muy entretenida con tus hijos. Es cuestión de probar.

Y después, ya sabes: no pasa si no lo cuentas, así que puedes hacerte una fotografía con tu animal favorito y compartirla en redes sociales.

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⚡Why Quarantine Alone? Google 3D Animals Can Bring Pandas, Lions & Others to Your Home Amid Lockdown

Google lets wild animals and birds come near you with their 3D feature. Last year, Google introduced a new way for people to interact with their favourite animals online, thanks to augmented reality.

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Google Play rolling out Material Theme account switcher

Last year, the Play Store underwent a full revamp and later gained a dark mode. The latest tweak to help conform the Android app to Google’s latest look is a Material Theme account switcher.
Like Gmail and most other G Suite apps, your profile image now appears at the right of the search bar. Tapping opens the full menu to let you view all accounts signed-in on your device. However, swiping on your avatar is a much faster way to switch.

This new addition to the top field pushes voice search to the left, and that microphone is hidden when you first open the app to make way for the Google Play animation. Meanwhile, the nav drawer is now shorter given the absence of the switcher and is home to another logo.

That navigation prevents the app from being fully Material as settings and account information is only accessible here. The next redesign hopefully moves all these items to the account switcher menu, like in the Home app and Google Maps.

The Google Play Material Theme switcher was first A/B tested last December, but is now rolling out on a handful of our devices. We’ve encountered it with version 19.3 and 19.4 of the Play Store naturally. However, you can manually enable the design element.

With version 19.3/4, visit the Google Play Store’s App info page, go to “Storage & cache,” and tap “Clear storage.” Open the app, but proceed to close it again from the system Recents/multitasking menu. After this double-step, the new account switcher will appear.

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