Some paid plans from Google are also there just as Google One, Google Cloud etc.
We’ll discuss about other Google products like Pixel, Nexus, Home and more in my upcoming blog, hopefully.
Here we’ll learn about some non common Google Features comes from its search engine mainly.
Google’s Unique Search Engine Features are:
AR Animals for Mobile Devices:
If you are an Android User, you should this feature which allows you to get desired augmented reality animals in front of you by using your smartphone’s camera. So, you must be thing of “How to se augmented reality animals”?
Go to Google Mobile app or search engine in an mobile device and search for a “Horse”.
After searching for horse, you’ll get an information snippet where you can see a real horse standing in rich search snippet result. See below attached screenshot to see what exactly is being shown for mobile devices here.
Click on “View in 3D” and now it will ask for your camera permissions and then you can see the Augmented horse inside your house.
Map Showing Insider Information(Fetched from website content):
Google in map results shows some additional information fetched from website data/text. When a query matches map result + website content, it shows additional data like shown in image with green colour.
Number of Searches Per Result Page:
By default, Google search engine shows 10 results per page but there are some cases which makes changes in results shown for a user. Suppose, you are searching same query we used in above image i.e. Hire Xamarin developers, so results will be shown on the basis of your location, query match and your account logins.
So, how to change number of results per page on searching a query on Google Search Engine?
- Search your query on Google
- Click on Red marked “Search settings” option
- Choose number of results per page according to your need
- Save search setting from button given in bottom and now you’ll get upto 100 results per SERP.
Custom Search Location:
Change your main search location for that window in “Search Settings”. See attached image to have a look at search locations.
Google offers a chrome extension store for its users so that they can cannot miss features linked with other apps and also can have native app like experience on using Google Chrome Web Browser. Some recommended “Google Chrome Extensions” are Google Keep, Save to Google Drive, Google Analytics Opt-Out, GData Centres 1 Council Bluff, Google Tone, Google Hangouts, Google Similar Pages, Analytics Debugger, Password Alert and Tag Assistant Beta for GTM etc.
Google offers an autofill program for fast working on web browsers like Google, Edge and Firefox etc. Its offers a quick password manager which automatically collects passwords when you login an app on Chrome browser.
You can find all your saved passwords on Google’s portal which is Password Manager (google.com) after logging in into your Google Account.
Google Image Search
Visit Google Images and attach an image and then you’ll get similar content related to that image. Yes, its that simple for you to search data related to image just by pasting link or uploading an image on Google Images.
Its an mobile as well as a web app which is famous for translating any text into another language. You can even listen to the right pronunciation of the words in Google Translate. Some other search engines also have their own language translators for free of cost use such as Bing, Yahoo etc.
What other options are there in Translate.google.com?
1. Attach a text document and get it translated to another, desired language
2. Capture a photo of text in mobile app, upload it, extract text and get it translated to another language by using Google Translator only.
Google Currency Calculator:
On searching conversion for two desired currencies on Google, you can get a quick app like dashboard which shows all the data related to both currencies in table form. See attached screenshot for better understanding.
Chrome DevTools are one of the least used but important and unique Google feature which helps advertisers, developer and browsers developers etc.
There are number of tools available in Chrome DevTools which includes Inspect browser feature, quick edit previews etc. It helps web designers to quickly make changes to code without to test the design in preview without logging into website’s backend.
Open a webpage on Google Chrome and press right click on mouse to get options from browser for that page.
- Click on Inspect
- You’ll se website’s coding along with options to change your dashboard from given options at the top bar(as shown in image).
- Click to Last Option i.e. Lighhouse and now you’ll get a dashboard right there.
- Now, you can do a check to your website’s performance for all important parameters such as SEO, SPEED, Accessibility, Responsiveness etc.
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