Google Search started off as a simple and clean user interface back in the early days. Over the years, the company has expanded on its functionality where information can now be easily gleaned at a glance without having to click on links to websites. Now it looks like Google could be taking things one step further.
According to a recent discovery by Redditor u/EDM117, it looks like Google is testing out subtopics for the web. As you can see in the screenshot below, when searching for particular topics, there is a new sidebar on the left in which users will be able to discover additional information about the topic they’re looking for.
In this case where the search was for Halo Infinite, the sidebar listed subtopics about the game such as reviews, songs, videos, characters, guides, and so on. We imagine that this will change and vary depending on the topic at hand. This isn’t actually a new feature per se as Google had introduced something similar for its mobile Search interface, so now it looks like that feature is coming to the web.
There is no word on when Google plans on rolling out the feature to the masses as it seems that not everyone has it enabled for them yet, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for when it does.