Exciting news! Google Instant Search is now available for desktop computers, and we hear that it will also be available for mobile users very soon – hopefully by the end of the year. This announcement, hot on the heels of Google hitting one billion users a week, is something we’ve been waiting for.
So, what does Google Instant Search do? Well, it basically takes away the need to hit Enter when you are searching. In fact, it starts updating as you type – instantly! This new way of searching is innovative to say the least, and allows you to find more information and details as you search. The update goes further than displaying an updated search string – it actually shows the search results live, as you type.
Google Instant has been rolled out for signed-in users, and plenty of people began to use the service even before Google officially announced it. Of course, as with most Google roll-outs, it’s not available to everyone just yet. If you’re not able to use it yet – don’t worry, it’s coming! The first countries to receive the update first include the United States, Russia, Spain, Italy, Germany, France, and the United Kingdom. The first supported browsers include IE8, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.
While Google Instant might take some time to get used to, we can’t even begin to imagine the amount of time it will end up saving us while we carry out searches. For example, you type just the letter “w” and local weather results start to appear. Gone are the days of having to type entire words. Google – you have out surpassed yourselves.
Source – engadget.com