Google Search app now offers ‘related content’ while browsing

By Anuj Sharma - September 20, 2017
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Starting today, while you are reading a webpage on the Google app for iOS, users will see suggestions for related content when you pull up the bottom of the page – eliminating the need to type anyth....

Google’s search app on iOS has introduced a feature to keep users exploring the web and has included a “related content” section that will appear at the bottom of the web pages you visit while using the Google app.

Starting today, while you are reading a webpage on the Google app for iOS, users will see suggestions for related content when you pull up the bottom of the page – eliminating the need to type anything into the search box.

For example, if you have just finished reading an introductory article about the Mars rover and when you start scrolling back up, the search app will surface additional articles on this topic that may interest you, like upcoming Mars missions or an in-depth story about the rover exploring a gully that might have contained water. Alternatively, if you are reading a recipe for roasting shishito peppers, you will be able to jump straight to other ways to prepare them, such as grilling them, with a single tap.

While this feature is only currently available in the US, Google plans to expand to more languages and locales soon.

In August, Google introduced tappable shortcuts on the Google app for Android which will provide users easy access to tools and the ability to explore deeper within various topics. Immediately beneath the search bar, users can now find tappable shortcuts enabling quick access to key information like cricket scores, weather, nearby restaurants and more.

Besides the four most often used shortcuts on the home screen, users will also find dozens of useful shortcuts in the Google app -- simply tap the little arrow to the right of the shortcuts to access everything from nearby gas stations, pharmacies, convenience stores, even discovering vacation destinations and booking flight tickets.

For sport enthusiasts, a single tap on the Google app can now bring up key match statistics such as the current and past scores, cricket news, and overall team standings for your favourite ICC team.

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