According to its September SUMO announcement post, Mozilla has started testing Microsoft's Bing as the default search engine for Firefox on a very small number of installations on desktops.
In a bid to make the internet a safer space for teenagers, Google is making changes to many of its major products. SafeSearch will be enabled by default for teens and YouTube uploads will be private.
Google realizes that its search results can be somewhat unreliable when there is breaking news or when stories are still developing. It will now begin notifying users when this happens.
Google has announced that it will be enhancing its Search service to better protect people from harassment online. It will do this by automatically demoting search rankings of predatory websites.
Google is working on a technology called Multitask Unified Model (MUM) which will utilize world knowledge across 75 languages, multiple modalities, and tasks to answer your complex search queries.
Google has introduced a few changes aimed at helping travelers get specific travel restriction advisory like if they need to quarantine upon arrival or show official vaccination documents.
Given increasing interest in Japanese pop culture around the globe, Google has introduced 3D AR models of 14 Japanese characters to Search, including Hello Kitty, Gundam, and Pac-Man, among others.
Google seems to be rolling out a dark theme for Search on the desktop for a select set of users, which is showing up when using Incognito mode. It also lets users set it to adhere to the OS theme.
Google is rolling out today a new change to its search engine that displays an information panel with more details about the websites in your search results. It's available first in the U.S.
As part of a $150 million investment, Google will launch two features geared towards vaccine education. The firm will also be using its buildings and parking lots as vaccination sites.
Google is rolling out a new look to its mobile search experience that introduces an edge-to-edge design and provides easier to read search results. The redesign will go live in the next few days.
Google is adding a few more creatures to its AR experiences on Google search, this time focusing on Australian wildlife. Animals such as koalas and quokkas are available with 3D models and sound.
Google is testing the addition of personalized shopping recommendations on the new tab page for Chrome. A hidden flag in Chrome Canary lets users enable the feature with fake data.
Google is introducing new features to make it easier for users to find the nearest voting locations. The features have been added across the firm's search engine, Maps, and voice assistant.
Starting today, users on Android and iOS apps can search for songs by whistling or singing a melody into the app. The feature is available in English on iOS, and in more than 20 languages on Android.
Did you know you can customize the Google Search widget on your Android home screen as per your liking? The customization options are available on all Android devices irrespective of the launcher.
In a bid to make access to Search, Chrome, and Gmail easier in iOS 14, Google is introducing search widgets. Moreover, you can now set Chrome and Gmail as your default browser and email app.
Google has announced some new improvements to Search that aim to make it easier to watch sports games or TV shows. Ongoing and upcoming shows will be listed directly in search results.
Google has announced a new experiment for Chrome 86 users. It says the move will help cut down on the incidents of phishing but it could lead to a boost in Google Search traffic too.
People Cards is a new feature for Indian users to create virtual visiting cards on the Google Search mobile app. The amount of information shown on these virtual cards can be controlled by users.
Google Search is adding a new feature that displays an additional, related story underneath a primary article featured in the top stories carousel. The secondary story also comes from the same source.
Google has announced that it's bringing AR-compatible 3D models for 10 dinosaurs in Google Search on mobile devices. The models can be placed in the real world to give you an idea of its size.
Google Search will allow users to find TV shows and movies across video streaming providers in India. The new experience was launched in the US in September last year and is rolling out in India now.
Google's search engine is adding a new capability which takes users directly to the featured snippet text on the search results page once they click on the snippet to open a webpage.
With lockdowns continuing around the world, Google has decided to launch an anxiety self-assessment in the United States. The tool will help you work out if you have Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Google is testing a new dark mode for the Google search page on the web on Android. However, enabling the feature requires users to enable a hidden flag on Chrome's Canary and Dev versions.
YouTube is testing a way of injecting web search results in YouTube's Android app's search results UI. The section sits below the video results and could be a very limited test for now.
Google has announced a small new feature for Search, which will warn users when a specific search query doesn't return desirable results, and offer tips on how to improve that search.
Google is adding a new way for special announcements from government agencies and health organizations to be featured in Search. This applies to coronavirus-related public advisories.
It has been recently discovered that Google is indexing WhatsApp group invite links that are shared publicly by users. A simple search with the right keywords serves results with group names.
Google today announced a few new features rolling out for Collections in Search. They include intelligent collections suggestions based on searches and the ability to collaborate with more users.
Google has announced a new update to its search engine, aiming to make it easier for users to find different styles of clothing and compare prices for the same item across different retailers.
Google announced that it is acquiring Irish retail startup firm Pointy which lets users to check local stores for stock availability. Pointy noted that this deal will grant them a "much larger scale."
Android users in the EU will be able to select their default search engine from a list of options when setting up their new Android devices. Google will always remain on the list of choices.
Google is today announcing improvements to the top stories carousel in Search on mobile. The improved algorithms serve more relevant and diverse news stories, and can also feature notable quotes.
A new microsite highlighting the top trending products spanning eight categories which include tech, gaming, and home goods among others went live today. Google Home is the most searched tech product.
Google is testing a new feature that will let people track the status of their parcel directly via Search by entering a package ID. It will be rolled out to all countries where Search is available.
Google has announced a new capability for its search engine which will allow users to find content within videos. The feature is rolling out to the Search in English starting with YouTube videos.
Google is trying to make search results, particularly those that feature inline reviews, more helpful. Algorithmic updates will be addressing misleading implementations flagged by webmasters.
Google has released a new Tinder-like carousel feature for mobile which will help you find movies and TV shows most suited to your interests. You can then get price comparisons for each title.