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Samsung’s internet browser is one of the most popular browsers, followed by Google’s Chrome on mobile. Today’s Samsung updates its browser with a Copy text from image feature into their latest beta. Samsung Internet V18 bring major updates like text extraction from an image, foldable optimisation, and advanced tracker block. UI tweaks include the new URL Bar, toolbar, also the close tab button on Foldable.


Most people use the Samsung internet browser to block the tracking since Google’s primary business is advertisements, and Chrome is their weapon. Samsung introduced this feature with their browser with in-build Smart Anti-Tracking functionality. This version will automatically set to Https (rewrite HTTP links to HTTPS) by default and use CNAME Cloaking to improve the detection and to block from third-party.

Samsung Internet
Courtesy: Samsung Interent

How to Copy text from the image on Samsung Internet

The text capture feature allows the extraction of text directly from an image and can be copied on a clipboard. Samsung Fold received more sophisticated tools/URL bar options.

  • Launch Samsung Internet Browser
  • Head over to the page from where you want to extract the text.
  • Long-press on the image, and it pop-up a context menu.
  • On the bottom, you can find Extract text; tap on it.
  • That’s it!

Note: To use this feature, your device should run on One UI 4.1.1 or higher on a Samsung device.

On top of this, there is another feature introduced with V18—open links from any apps in privileged mode. You can enable this from browser settings by navigating to Settings > Personal browsing data > Secret mode settings > Open links from other apps in Secret mode.

Samsung Internet

Samsung Internet Browser Beta V18 is based on Chromium framework v99, and a stable version is expected to receive this feature. You can download and update the Samsung internet browser Beta from Google Play Store or Galaxy Store.

Download Samsung Interent Browser Beta APK

   Download Samsung Internet Browser Beta (v18.0.0.47)

You can either download the APK file from here or install it by enabling the unknown source from the device settings.