Mar 24, 2017

Google introduces shortcuts to its Search app

BYPankaj Mishra

Tech giant Google has introduced shortcuts on the Google Search app for Android, iOS and on the mobile web that gives users the ability to explore deeper within topics they care about.
With shortcuts right on the home screen, users now have access to in-depth experiences across sports, eat and drink, entertainment and weather sections.
Android users will find other useful shortcuts too, like translate, nearby attractions, flights, hotels, internet speed test, currency converter, and more.
“If you’re looking for fun, there are shortcuts like tic-tac-toe, roll a die, animal sounds, solitaire and always a Google favourite: I’m feeling curious,” said Tamar Yehoshua, vice president, product management, Google, in a blog post.
With a tap on the entertainment shortcut, users can see what’s playing this weekend at local theatre or what to watch on TV. They can also get the latest news.
For sports, just tap into game times, scores and team news.
“To find the most timely and recently used shortcuts, make sure your Google app is updated to the latest version and then look for your shortcuts right underneath the search box,” the post read.

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Pankaj Mishra is a writer of FactorDaily.