Autoandprice.com – Search engine giant Google is rolling out a new feature where it will give one-answer results to many search queries. This means that when a user raises a query on Google on mobile, the search giant will directly answer without showing the standard web links.
First spotted by Sergey Alakov, the upcoming feature has been confirmed by Google to Search Engine Land. Google’s search executive Danny Sullivan said, “For calculator, unit converter & local time, we’re experimenting with a condensed view to further speed up load time.
People who search for these tools rarely use full search results, but the results will remain available for those who want them via the ‘Show all results’ button.” He further added, “We have enough data and feedback — which is appreciated — to conclude that the condensed view experiment should stop for now. The team will look at improving when and how it appears.”
So, Google will show these zero search results when it is confident that they fully resolve the user’s query and do not require further reading. However, at the end of the result page will always have a link to ‘show all results’ if the user wants more answer to his/her query.
Notably, Google will show zero-search results for queries related to time, calculations and conversions. The feature was first tested in February this year. However, it has to end the same in March due to resentment among some users.
The same too has been confirmed by Google. “Since our initial experiment in February, we worked to remove ads and improve the triggering quality for this experience to be sure that we’re serving users what they’re looking for, and we will still provide the option to tap to see more results,” the report quoted a Gmail statement from Google. For now, it is available on mobile web and Google search app for both Android and iOS users.
Meanwhile, it is reported that Google is working on a tab grouping feature for the Google Chrome. It is described as “Users can organize tabs into visually distinct groups, e.g. to separate tabs associated with different tasks.” The feature can be used by clicking a button placed on the top-left corner of the browser. When the flyout is reached, users will be able to group all tabs as per their command. (Source: www.gadgetsnow.com)