Google Instant: Search as you type
September 9, 2010 3 Comments
Google search is now more faster, even faster than you can type, thanks to Google Instant
So what exactly is Google Instant and how can it help me ?
As the title of this post suggests, Google Instant delivers search results as you begin to type in the key words. Might save us a few precious seconds.
Read the following which I have quoted from Google’s official blog:
Google instant is a new search enhancement that shows results as you type.
- Faster Searches: By predicting your search and showing results before you finish typing, Google Instant can save 2-5 seconds per search.
- Smarter Predictions: Even when you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, predictions help guide your search. The top prediction is shown in grey text directly in the search box, so you can stop typing as soon as you see what you need.
- Instant Results: Start typing and results appear right before your eyes. Until now, you had to type a full search term, hit return, and hope for the right results. Now results appear instantly as you type, helping you see where you’re headed, every step of the way.
The following video explains what Google Instant is all about:
“As part of our current rollout, Google Instant will become the core search experience on Google.com for Chrome, Firefox, Safari and IE 8. We’ll also be offering Google Instant to our users in France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and the U.K. who are signed in and have Instant-capable browsers. Over the coming weeks and months, we’ll work to roll out Google Instant to all geographies and platforms.”
I am not in one of the above mentioned countries, can I use Google Instant ?
You sure can. I am in India and I managed to test it
Ncr stands for no country set. And you dont even have to sign in to use this feature
Here is a screenshot. I typed in “what” and the grey letters are the example of what Google instant does, it auto-fills the search term and displayed the results as I was typing.
Official information and Video courtesy Google