Google Announces Google Instant Search

bp9801 - September 8, 2010 02:39PM in Internet

At an event held today at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Google announced the new Google Instant search which will pull up results as you type. Now, you no longer have to type the entire word or phrase and hit Enter, you can simply start typing and results will pull up instantly. Google Instant should be available now for desktop/laptop users while mobile users will get it this fall. The service is rolling out in the US, the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Russia first with more countries to follow later on. The supported browsers are Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer 8 with native browser integration to follow which possibly means that results will start appearing as you type in the address bar. Google claims that the new Google Instant is a much faster way to search the web and will theoretically save over 350 million hours a year of searching. If you happen to not like this new feature, you can turn it off by going to your Preferences page or simply uncheck the box on the search results page.