Google’s Search app on iOS gets a Twitter-like Trends feature, faster Instant Answers

September 2nd, 2017
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Google’s search app on iOS is adding a Trending Searches feature, similar

to Twitter or Facebook’s Trends, with an update that rolled out later in

the day on Thursday.


														
							

 According to the app’s added “What’s New” text on the App Store, Google will now show you searches that are “trending around you” when you tap into the search box to start a search. It’s also showing Instant Answers as you type, meaning you can ask questions or get quick information before you even press the search button.

If the Trending Searches feature sounds familiar, that’s because the feature was rolled out last year on Android, where it was quickly met with a huge influx of user complaints. In fact, one thread on the Google Search product forum was filled with some 500 posts from people who hated the feature and wanted to turn it off.

People had then said they found the feature annoying and distracting, especially because it wasn’t content they were personally interested in.

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