Google Adds Shortcuts To Search Screen On Mobile


Google has launched a new shortcut tool for Android and iOS versions of its search application and mobile web platform, offering easy-to-access updates on a number of topics.

Launched yesterday, the new tool offers a way for users to get quick updates on some of the most searched topics on Google, such as sports, entertainment and weather.

Users will now see a brand new selection of tabs underneath the search bar on mobile, which will enable them to access more information about a number of topics.

They can click on the arrow on the right hand side of the tabs on the search screen to access more shortcuts, which will appear under categories such as nearby, lifestyle and fun.

Android users will also be able to access tools like Google translate, flights, internet speed tests and currency converters.

Google said: “The Google search box is great when you’re looking for a specific answer, but there are also moments when you just want to catch up on the latest for topics of interest.

“Now with a tap on the entertainment shortcut, you can see what’s playing this weekend at your local theatre or what to watch on TV.

“You can also get the latest news from both the small and silver screens. You can tap into news, trailers and reviews that are relevant for you or swipe through listings to catch up on your favourite show.

“When you’re curious about nearby lunch options or outdoor dining for your weekend getaway, the eat & drink shortcut is your local scout.

“Access nearby dining options, explore recommendations and stay updated on the dining scene in your neighbourhood. It’s the easiest way to uncover nearby must-try spots while you’re out and about.”

The new tool is currently being rolled out to US Android and iOS users and you can find out more here.

Emma Woodley

Emma is a reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Surrey, she has studied Communication and Media at Bournemouth University and The University of Central Florida. She enjoys socialising with friends, exploring new places and can often be found with her nose in a book.

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