Google is making big changes to its search engine. The tech behemoth is killing one of the most fundamental features of search– Google Instant Search. For those of you who are not aware of the workings of this dynamic feature, instant search provided instantaneous search results to the users while they were typing in their queries. While most of us never really used the feature, nonetheless it was a revolutionary thing when it was launched back in 2010.
However, the company has decided to pull the plug on this feature after an analysis showed that majority of the search had migrated to mobile devices, where the feature doesn’t work. A Google spokesperson in a statement explained that the feature was being removed to improve search results on its platforms.
“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,” the Google spokesperson said.
Google is not the only company that has pulled the plug on its old and time tested products. Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that it was killing Paint nearly 32 years after it was first launched in 1985. The software has been listed Paint will be removed when Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will be released in the fall.
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