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Wednesday, 22 March 2017 12:13

With Google Search Shortcuts, Answers Are Just a Few Taps Away

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Google wants to make it easier for you to find answers and recommendations on smartphones without having to think about what to ask its search engine.

Even in this world where digital assistants can help out, sometimes you just want to search the internet yourself for general information like news, weather, the latest sports scores and more.
Google this morning announced a redesign for its iOS and Android search application, as well as its Google.com site on the mobile web, which now includes tappable shortcuts to areas like sports, weather, food and drink, entertainment, and other interests.

Tap the arrow at the end of the row and you'll get a cornucopia of icons, from nearby places to popular Google tools like translation and currency conversions. Those tools may eventually make it to the iPhone as well, although Google says it doesn't know when. You can already do a lot of these things within Google Search, but now you won't have to type the whole query out (for example, manually searching "nearby ATMs" or "NBA schedule" in lieu of the tap).

Shortcuts also show how Google's search engine has been adapting to its audience, now that smartphones have become the primary way millions or of people stay connected to the internet. After a bit of research, Google found that users were hitting the bottom of the page looking for more to read. Then, all you need to do is look for the shortcuts right underneath the search box.

The transition is going well so far.

The new design is rolling out now in the most recent version of the Google mobile app.

Author : Alain Brian

Source : http://campdesrecrues.com/2017/03/with-google-search-shortcuts-answers-are-just-a-few-taps/

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