Apple's new Live Text feature will allow macOS Monterey users to interact with written information in images and photos in a variety of ways.
The Live Text feature was first announced as part of the iOS 15 update during Monday's WWDC 2021 keynote. However, Apple's macOS Monterey preview page has confirmed that the feature is also coming to the Mac.
Essentially, Live Text allows written information within an image to be treated as interactive text. Users will be able to highlight the text, copy and paste it, and perform certain contextual actions.
For example, users will be able to click an address and get easy access to navigation data in Apple Maps via data detectors. Clicking on a phone number within a photo could bring up the address book.
On M1 Mac computers, Live Text feature also incorporates privacy features that ensure personal information or details never leaves a device.
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