Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is an app for smartphones that has been around for a while. The way it works is:

  1. Install and setup the app
  2. When you need support you use the app to connect to a Be My Eyes volunteer
  3. By pointing your phone’s camera, the connected volunteer can read out what you are pointing the camera at

Through this people needing sighted support can get assistance when they need it to identify items or read print that might otherwise be difficult whether at home or out and about.

Be My AI

Be My AI will still give all the features of the Be My Eyes app however rather than being connected to a live volunteer, the app will connect to an AI (Artificial Intelligence) which will offer the same support as the live volunteer.

A message from the team at Be My Eyes

For months you may have been hearing about how Be My Eyes is developing a great integration between our app and a powerful new function – Be My AI. We appreciate your interest in this new capability and now we want to test our beta product by incorporating more beta testers. That’s why we are thrilled to announce that we will start expanding the beta test for Be My AI starting on August 14!

Those who have already signed up to the waitlist on iOS will start receiving invitations to join the beta test and become an active part in the development and improvement of this new feature. We will start with the earliest registrants and work our way forward, so those that have waited the longest will have the first chance to experience Be My AI. Beta testing for the Android version of Be My AI will start later this year.

The expansion of Be My AI beta test means that it will now be easier than ever for everyone to try this new feature. If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up to the waitlist in the Be My Eyes app to have an opportunity to test Be My AI before the official release later this year. Right now we’ll only be testing with users who use iOS. Access to the beta version of Be My AI through Android will be available later this year.

On behalf of the staff and management of Be My Eyes, we thank you for your participation in making our app and network even better.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at

If you want to learn more about Be My AI and this new exciting update, visit our official announcement on the Be My Eyes website.