The shortcuts include history, translate, nearby attractions, flights, hotels and internet speed test

You can now use Google shortcuts on your phone to check flights convert currency and more
Atom Technology Friday, March 24, 2017 - 15:53

Tech giant Google has introduced shortcuts on the Google Search app for Android, iOS and on the mobile web that gives users the ability to explore deeper within topics they care about.

With shortcuts right on the home screen, users now have access to in-depth experiences across sports, eat and drink, entertainment and weather sections. 

It has shortcuts like home, history, downloads and bookmarks. Android users will find other useful shortcuts too like translate, nearby attractions, flights, hotels, internet speed test, currency converter, and more.

"If you're looking for fun, there are shortcuts like tic-tac-toe, roll a die, animal sounds, solitaire and always a Google favourite: I'm feeling curious," said Tamar Yehoshua, Vice President, Product Management, Google, in a blog post.

With a tap on the entertainment shortcut, users can see what's playing this weekend at local theatre or what to watch on TV. They can also get the latest news.

For sports, just tap into game times, scores and team news.

"To find the most timely and recently used shortcuts, make sure your Google app is updated to the latest version and then look for your shortcuts right underneath the search box," the post read. 

As per a report by Indian Express, Google may only testing the new UI for Chrome and the same will be rolled out for everyone eventually. iOS users have already seen this in Safari with controls at the bottom and Microsoft too, has had browser controls for mobile versions of Internet Explorer and Edge for a couple of years now.

With inputs from IANS


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