Google Intro­duces New Tap­pable Short­cuts in Search


The search engine giant is making searching even easier with the latest update to Google Search, which brings in tappable shortcuts to the Search app.

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The Google app in India has been updated with a renewed search experience which brings great tools that make exploring several interests from searching a close-by restaurant to checking out live match scores or booking a flight ticket.

These tappable shortcut icons will be available only to the English app users and will be located right beneath the search bar.

Users will be able to locate the nearest ATM, find out the latest movie and where it’s playing, get directions from home to office and back, check out the weather, use tools like translate or play tic-tac-toe and much more.

“Starting today in English in India, users will experience tappable shortcuts on the Google app for Android, providing users easy access to great tools and the ability to explore deeper within various topics,” the company stated.

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The most used shortcuts can be found right on the home screen of the Google search app and to explore more options, just tap on the ‘right-arrow’ icon beside the tappable icons.

The new screen will include various shortcuts like nearby gas stations, pharmacies, convenience stores as well as quick games like Tic-tac-toe, roll a dice, Solitaire and more.

“With shortcuts right on the home screen of the Google App, users now will have access to the best of Google Search with a single tap. So if you need to locate the nearest ATM or find out where the latest movies are playing or even plan to pick up groceries from the Kirana store on your way home, Google will now help find what you need quicker,” they added.

The company also announced that they will be adding more shortcuts for big moments and events. To find all the new tappable shortcuts in your device’s Google app too, simply make sure that it’s updated from the app store.

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