Google Introduces New Tappable Search Shortcuts: A Better Browsing Experience

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Yesterday morning, Google announced changes to its iOS and Android search application as well as its mobile website. Their latest design adds a new meaning to information at your fingertips. They have remodeled their application and mobile web portal to feature tappable search shortcuts, giving users easy access to information from areas of interest. So what do these tappable shortcuts mean for users and how does it change the way they interact with their browser? I’ve got the lowdown on everything you need to know about this latest modification from the search engine giant.

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Get the Answers You Need – Quickly and Easily

Google’s latest search design aims to achieve browsing simplicity. You don’t need to stumble helplessly on the search bar scrolling through information to find what you’re looking for. With Google’s new shortcuts incorporated into their search menu, all you need to do is hover over the icons that are linked to various areas, such as sports, entertainment and food and drinks. This has been a long awaited feature coming from one of the best companies that processes around 40,000 search queries every second. It is sure to be a hit with avid web browsers.

Where Can You Find Google Shortcuts?

Just look below the search box. You will see a list of shortcuts and tools that are grouped in categories to make browsing even easier. In each category you can see a row of the four most used shortcuts in that category. To see a list of all the tools, all you need to do is tap the ‘more’ button and all the tools will appear. It’s simple, really.

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What about Voice and Text Search Queries?

Many users may not understand all the fuss about these new shortcuts. Voice queries and typing in your search seem to work just fine. Well, yes, voice and text queries are a great way to browse. But what if you don’t know what you are looking for? What if you just want to find out what’s trending without having to put in lengthy keywords? This is where Google’s tappable search shortcuts come in. Unlike text queries where you have to type in specific keywords to get search results, these new shortcuts just match your selection with the latest news or information relevant to your search. Additionally, this latest redesign offers various tools that take browsing on a whole different level. This brings me to the good stuff – tools.

What Tools Can Users Find in the Google Shortcuts?

Android and iOS users can access dozens of interesting and useful tools with a single tap of the finger. It’s a great way to get quick answers to specific questions. Are you lost in translation? Tap the translation tool. Don’t know where to head out for dinner? Tap the ‘eat and drink’ icon and find the best dining places near you.  Have a date tonight, but don’t know which movie to watch? Just tap the ‘movies’ icon and voila! I’m sure you get the point. You can also use these shortcuts to find nearby attractions, convert currency, check the weather, find hotels, do an internet speed test, and play a game of tic-tac-toe. If you’re here to just have a look around, don’t worry. Google has included their “I’m Feeling Curious” search option, which will take you on a browsing adventure.

Google showcases their tappable search shortcuts in their video:

What’s Next?

I’m sure Google shortcuts will be here to save your day on many occasions. Thanks to these shortcuts, you’ll always be up to date with the latest news. Every piece of news is just a tap away. To make the most of this new browsing experience, make sure you update your app regularly and enjoy your browsing experience. If you have an idea for an app but don’t know how to go about it, get in touch with Valoso Hub. We’ve got the best team of developers that can turn any idea into reality.

Share Your Thoughts

Have you tried Google’s new tappable search shortcuts? Share your experience.  Do you think it will make browsing easier? Which tool do you find the most helpful? We’d like to hear from you. Give us a shout in the comment section below.


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