Google is rolling out a new feature that allows users to more easily access one of the most commonly searched terms. With this rollout, if a user searches for the weather in their location or another location, Google will ask if that user would like to add a shortcut to their homescreen to “access weather instantly from your homescreen.”
Should the user say that they would like the homescreen shortcut, a new icon will appear that simply reads “Weather.” From there, tapping on the icon opens up the Google app and users are taken straight to a screen showing the weather of their initially searched location. While it’s not an entirely new app, the quick access to it is certainly welcomed.
To add the shortcut to your homescreen, simply open the Google app and search for weather in a specific city. After doing that, you should see a prompt at the top of the search results asking if you would like to add the shortcut to your homescreen. Choose ‘Add’ and the shortcut will then be on your homescreen and can be moved freely to wherever you may want it.
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