Google has recently decided to shut off its instant search results feature. This was launched on September 8, 2010 in San Francisco, California by Google’s former Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer.
This feature was launched with an aim to deliver quick browsing experience to desktop users. According to a report, if everyone used this feature worldwide, it would save about 3.5 billion seconds a day, or 11 hours every second.
Isn’t it great feature! Then, why Google prevents desktop users from using instant search feature?
Actually, Google has noticed that the usefulness of instant search is going away as almost 50% of users do their web searches through mobile devices instead of desktop.
Read Google’s full statement:
“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.”
Google has never make instant search live for mobile and Google app users. This feature was only available for desktop users. However, if you still want to use it then you need to put your query in the Google search bar and hit the enter and click at the end of your query. It will show some relevant instant search results. Check below snapshot;