Google for mobile web gains voice search feature


Google’s ability to accurately understand the questions asked using voice commands is pretty well known, and as such the voice search feature has found quite a lot of use in Google’s various apps and services. However if there was one area that Google seemed to have “forgotten”, it was the mobile web version of its search.

If you do use the mobile web version of Google Search, then you will be pleased to learn that Google has since added the feature to the web. As you can see in the screenshot below, all users have to do to access and activate the feature is tap on the microphone icon and you’ll be good to go. There might be some permissions popping up and asking you whether you want to allow access to your microphone, which you should grant if you want to use voice search.

Image credit – Android Police

The feature is identical to how voice search normally behaves in Google’s other apps and platforms so if you’re familiar with it, then the learning curve is pretty much non-existent. If you’re not familiar with it, all you have to do is speak into your device’s microphone on what you want to search and it will search for you, assuming that it understands your query.

Google’s voice search on mobile web seems to be in the process of being rolled out so don’t worry if you don’t see it yet. It is also only compatible with Chrome and Edge for now, so if you use something like Firefox or Opera you’d be out of luck.

Source: Android Police

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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