Google Search adds a new ‘trending feature’ for iOS users

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There is a new update on the Google search app, and it comes with a special feature for all iOS users. The new Google Search app will display a “What’s Trending” feature, something similar to what you usually see on Twitter.

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The Google search app seems to have introduced the trending news feature, which is believed to be eerily similar to what Twitter does with trending stories and tweets. In the new Google iOS update, users will see all the searches that are trending as soon as they tap into the box to start a new search. The app is also set to display faster and more instant answers as users type in their queries, even before they press the search button. The App Store description of the Google iOS app update says that Google will now display searches that are “trending around you.” Trending Searches are displayed with a blue climbing arrow icon and are bundled under the “What’s Trending” section in the app.

The App Store description of the Google iOS app update says that Google will now display searches that are “trending around you.” Trending Searches are displayed with a blue climbing arrow icon and are bundled under the “What’s Trending” section in the app.

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However, this is not a new thing for Android users. What Google has done now for iOS had already been implemented by the company a year ago for all Android users.

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When Google went looking into the feedback for this feature on the Google Search for Android users, they found that many users had complained of finding the feature deeply annoying and irritating. A lot of people went on to say that the trending feature on the app is quite distracting, especially as the content returned was not what they were personally interested in.

The surprising part? There is one conversation thread on the Google Search product forum that lists more than 500 posts complaining about the Trending Searches feature.

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Due to all the bad rap that the trending feature on the Android version of Google Search seemed to get, Google made sure that they do not make the same mistake with iOS as well. Therefore, as a corrective measure, Google updated and included an opt-out setting in the Google Search app for Android users only a few months after the backlash. The same feature has also been included in the iOS version of the Google app.

 

 

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