Google’s two of the biggest new developments are on the desktop.
#1 Android-style Voice Search is headed to Chrome (with support for English only, initially), and
#2 New Search by Image feature (also available in Chrome, or Firefox with an extension).
Voice Search is Useful For
#1 Hard-to-spell searches – Makes searching words you’re not sure how to spell quicker and easier.
#2 Longer searches – Search long queries, even really, really long queries, just by talking.
#3 Searches that are just more fun to search out loud.
#4 Searching without typing – Use it in the kitchen, in the garage or anytime your hands might be full.
To use Search by Image just drag and drop an image or cut and paste an image URL in the search box, and then Google recognizes it and deliver relevant results. Both features will be rolling out over the next few days, but you can get a glimpse of them now in the demo videos. Chrome extension and Firefox.
Adding on, Google also announced Instant Pages which promises to speed up browsing by prerendering results when its “confident you’re going to click them.” It’s available in the latest developer version of Chrome today, and will also be included in the next public beta. Lastly, Google took the wraps off a number of revisions to its mobile search offerings, including a new set of shortcut icons, enhanced search options, and faster local results when browsing on a phone, as well as some revamped search and image results that have been specifically tailored to tablets all of which are also rolling out today.
Now you can use an image instead of words to start your Google search.
With Instant Pages in Chrome, you can skip the extra seconds waiting for a page to load and get to the answers you’re looking for faster with webpages that load instantly.
Google Search with Instant Pages
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