There is a nice little feature hidden inside Chrome on Android. If you have two minutes to give this a try, I assure you a pinch of excitement! Ready? Read on!
There are two aspects to this new ‘Contextual Search” that Google is testing. First off, it is easy to search. You touch and hold a word, a Google logo appears at the bottom of the page, you touch that once. Search results pop up from bottom without leaving from the current page.
Secondly, the search is “Contextual”. When you select a word and search, Chrome sends the context of where it appears so that Google can give you the most suitable result. “Touch to Search sends a word and its surrounding context to Google Search, returning definitions, pictures, search results and other data,”
Ready to test this? Here is how you can enable this:
- Open a new tab in Chrome on your Android device
- Go to ‘chrome://flags#contextual-search’
- Tap the box that reads ‘Default’ and select ‘Enabled’
- Tap the ‘Relaunch Now’ button at the bottom of the screen
Try it and let me know your thoughts!
via OMG Chrome