Google Search Stories Yesterday
Healthcare providers in Google Search, Maps can now list which insurance they accept
Over the past year, Google listings have gained more attributes and details to better let potential customers learn about a place before visiting. Google Maps, as well as Search, is now letting healthcare providers identify which insurance they accept.
Google Search Stories November 30
With the Pixel 2, the Pixel Launcher was revamped to place the search field at the bottom of your screen. Four years later, the Google app looks to be readying something similar with a bottom Search bar redesign.
Google Search Stories November 29
Google 3D animals and objects: Which ones are available and how to use them
At its I/O conference in 2019, Google announced that it would be adding augmented reality objects to Search. Over the year since, Google has a bunch of 3D animals you can view in Google Search using AR — here’s the full list that we’re constantly updating.
Google Search Stories November 18
Google working to make sure food banks that aren’t online appear in Maps, Search
With a new initiative, Google is working to “expand the information about food banks and pantries in Google Search and Maps” heading into the holidays and as challenges are “compounded by the COVID-19 crisis.”
Google Search Stories November 9
Google Search Stories November 4
Google Search will rank desktop sites based on ‘page experience’ starting in February
Since August, Google has been using a “page experience” metric to determine how websites appear in mobile Search. Page experience ranking is now coming to the desktop version of Google Search from February 2022.
Google Search Stories November 3
Google Search Stories October 27
Google is now accepting requests to remove images of minors from Search results
Announced in August as an added privacy measure, Google is now rolling out the ability for parents/legal guardians to request the removal of images of their child (minors under 18) from Google Search.
Google Search Stories October 21
Google Search adds daily word notifications on Android and iOS
After previewing bigger changes in September, Google Search is now getting a nifty little notification feature that will help you “learn a new word every day.”
Google Search Stories October 14
Google Search Stories October 6
Google adding dedicated ‘climate change’ Search page, EV research tools, & Shopping suggestions
In addition to new features for Maps, Nest Thermostats, and Flights, Google is going to surface more information about making sustainable choices in Search, Shopping, and Finance. This includes a dedicated Google Search results page for “climate change” and research on traffic light inefficiencies.
Google Search Stories October 1
As of today, Google Search is no longer officially supporting Internet Explorer 11, marking the beginning of the end for Microsoft’s now-ancient browser.
Google Search Stories September 29
At Google Search On 2021, the company launched a redesign of the search results page that includes more images, suggested searches, and “Things to know” about a topic.
Google Search adding even more site context to the ‘About this result’ panel
Earlier this year, Google Search started showing “About this result” to give people more context about a website before they click. At Search On 2021, the company announced three new sections that will appear in the panel.
Google has been under fire for its dominance in online search for years, and currently, the tech giant is facing down a case in the EU over its actions. This week, however, the company is leaning on the idea that its customers want to use Google Search over alternatives, with the evidence used to support that being that the most popular search term on Bing is apparently “Google.”
Google Search Stories September 27
Performing a Google search has become an everyday occurrence for most of us, and now Chrome is working to make it easier to browse your results with a new “Side search” panel.
Google Search Stories September 20
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Google Search Stories September 1
Google app on Android makes it easier to control SafeSearch with ‘Hide explicit results’ setting
SafeSearch, which “filter[s] out explicit content in Google’s search results,” has been around for so long that it has entered the cultural lexicon. The Google Search app on Android is now making it easier to access with a new “Hide explicit results” settings page.
Google Search Stories August 25
Google Search Stories August 18
Google Search bug sees missing images in ‘Top Stories,’ a fix is coming soon
To “Google something” is a household term at this point, and for many it’s a quick way to find the latest information on topics they want to know about. “Top Stories” helps tremendously with that, but currently there’s a bug with the Google tool that sees many stories mysteriously missing images.
Google Search Stories August 10
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Google Search Stories July 20
Google stops showing ‘AMP’ label in search results on mobile
For the past few years, Google has been pushing a technology called “AMP” that is meant to speed up the mobile web. Now that it’s been widely adopted, though, Google is removing the “AMP” icon from Search results, instead showing the mobile-optimized pages just like everything else.
Google Search Stories July 15
Google Search Stories July 12
Google Search app reminders appear to be broken for many users
If you like to set reminders for yourself using Google Search, then you might currently be experiencing problems as the feature is currently broken for many users.
Google Search Stories July 6
In its latest usability tweak, Google Search has rolled out a new Settings button that makes it easier to access common options from one place as the company also tests out a dark mode toggle that’s easier to access.
Google Search Stories June 25
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Google Search Stories June 13
Google’s collection of 3D animals in Search also added support for these dogs and cats
Google’s 3D animals have been incredibly popular over the past couple of years, primarily thanks to a spike in enthusiasm during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The list of 3D animals and objects in Search has expanded greatly in the time since, and now it includes a lot of dogs, cats, and other house pets, too.
Google Search Stories June 8
Google Search Stories June 3
With the launch of iOS 14 last year, many Google apps added support for updated homescreen widgets. The Google Search widgets are now adding nice customizable backgrounds for iPhone and iPad.
Google Search Stories June 1
Pride month is now upon us. To help honor the LGBTQ community at large, Google has added a Pride Month Easter egg that fills Search with confetti, flags, and fabulousness.
Google Search Stories May 27
Google Search Stories May 18
Google Search is a powerful tool for finding answers, and soon, it’s going to be an even better tool for trying to figure out skin conditions from home.
Google expands 3D AR objects in Search w/ athletes
At I/O 2021 Google has just announced an expansion to the collection of AR animals within Search that exploded in popularity during 2020. Now, Google 3D AR objects include some famous athletes.
Google Search Stories May 12
Google Search Stories May 4
Star Wars Day is upon us, and to celebrate, Google has just released a new Easter egg in Search. If you hit the right page, you’ll be greeted with familiar characters and more.
Google Search Stories April 27
On iPhone and iPad, the Google app is how users access Lens, Search, and Discover. For the two latter experiences, Google has already built out a rich web experience, but the iOS Search app is now becoming even more browser-like with a grid of “Tabs.”