Google announced the launch of a handy new search feature for Chrome for Android, which enables users to perform quick searches from webpages to learn more about the thing’s they’re already reading about.
This way, you don’t have to open an new tab to search for something or go to the Google app to do so. Google software engineer Donn Denman explains:
Often when we use our mobile phones, it’s for something fast in the moment. We see a food item we can’t identify, or hear a song lyric, and want to know more—quick answers to quick questions.
So we’re bringing a new feature to Chrome—search from any webpage with just a tap. Since Chrome can see the page you’re searching from, it can give you more accurate search results. For example, just tapping on “America” on the page below shows a search about the movie “Captain America: Civil War”, not the country. Just slide up to see more information—news, cast, images and more.
Here’s a look at the feature in action:
Google says the feature will be rolling out to Chrome for Android over the next few days. Asian language support is on the way.
It’s interesting to see the moves Google is making in letting people search from other apps. This of course follows the news of Google Now on Tap, which enables users to tap into Google Now from third-party apps.
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