Google has updated Chrome for iOS to 29.0.1547.11 . (Just read 29 and ignore the rest of it!). This update brings a few new features, and the most important one is “Conversational Search”
Update: This update also brings support for WebP, Google’s own image format.
If you want to know what it is, just watch this video:
Chrome release notes call this feature “Voice search with pronoun support”. I prefer “Conversational Search” because that is more non-technical name for that feature. Moreover, it feels like you are in a conversation with the device.
And here is the complete list of new features coming to Chrome for iOS v.29:
- Get back to your Search Results faster
- Do a search and click a result. Not what you wanted? Now when you hit back, your search results will instantly appear, ready for you to choose the next one.
- Data cost savings enhancements
- View your data savings in Bandwidth Management Settings.
- Please Note: This feature is being rolled out incrementally and will be available to all users over time.
- Voice search pronoun supportImprovements to Single Sign On with other Google Apps
- Try queries like: “Who is the president of the United States?” followed by “Who is his wife?”
- Stability / security improvements and bug fixes
via Chrome Releases Blog.