Google has announced that it might remove the ‘Instant’ feature from its desktop-based search engine. The instant feature has been rolled and was a part of Google search engine since 2010, and now, with the Google search becoming popular on a wide range of devices with different screen sizes and input methods, the feature has been removed to bring uniform search experience across devices.
According to the reports of The Independent, with this move, the tech giant aims to make search more fluid on all devices. “We launched Google Instant back in 2010 with the goal to provide users with the information they need as quickly as possible, even as they typed their searches on desktop devices. Since then, many more of our searches happen on mobile, with very different input and interaction and screen constraints. With this in mind, we have decided to remove Google Instant, so we can focus on ways to make Search even faster and more fluid on all devices,” the report quoted Google.
For the people who do not know what ‘Instant’ feature was, it’s a service that allowed Google Search to show instant results as soon as you started typing in the search box. For example, with instant feature enabled, if you search “New Movies released”, the search will be already showing up the results as soon as you entered “What” in the search box.Now, with the Instant feature removed, the search results appear only after you enter the complete sentences which you want to search in the search box and press search button or click enter.
While suggestion feature will continue to appear under the search bar while typing, but the results will be shown only when the user completes typing what he/she is looking for, or chooses an option from the suggestions that appear on the screen.The suggestions will continue to appear but does not show any result until you click.