In an effort to enhance the Chrome browser, Google Now has been made available as a search feature. This unique search feature allows people to search simply with their voice.
Google updates search with voice
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has offered voice search for quite some time, but previously using the function required users to click the microphone icon in the search bar to start. Earlier this year, the search giant announced the upcoming feature in Chrome Beta. It was also announced the update would work with Mac, Windows and Linux operating systems.
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The update is now public and everyone who updates their browser can test out the new feature. The update is also available to those who use the Chrome operating system.
Last February’s blog post by software designer Ji Adam Dou provided more detail, “The latest Chrome beta also makes it easy for you to set up Chrome supervised users on multiple devices. Supervised users make it easy to help your family members explore the web in a managed environment. You can determine sites you want to allow or block, and manage permissions for any sites your family member has requested to view. If you create a supervised user, now you can let that user browse on any device in your home with the new “Import” option. When you import a supervised user, all their permissions will then be synced across devices.”
Mobile search gets simplified
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s latest update is a win for the mobile internet. It is a lot more convenient to use your voice to make a search on the go than it is to type a search query with your fingers on the touchscreen.
To use this new feature, users can either go on the website or open another tab in Chrome, then say “Ok, Google” followed by the search term. Users can also able or disable the feature through advanced settings.