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Now Available On Android And iOS, Google Instant Previews

by Matt Atkinson on March 25, 2011 , No comments

Google previewBack in November 2010 Google introduced Instant Previews allowing you to visually compare search results from webpage snapshots.

Now Google Instant Previews is available on mobile for Android (2.2+) and iOS (4.0+) devices across 38 languages.

Similar to the desktop version of Instant Previews it makes it easier to choose the right result faster, especially when you have an idea of the content you’d like to see.

Brian Ngo, Software Engineer for the Mobile Search team explains how it works on the company blog “If you’re looking for a webpage that has both photos and descriptions, you can use Instant Previews to quickly identify these pages by navigating across the visual search results with a few swipes of your finger. Or perhaps you’re looking for an article, a step-by-step instructions list, or a product comparison chart—with Instant Previews, you can easily spot pages with the right content without having to navigate back and forth between websites and search results. And when the mobile version of a website is available, we’ll show you a preview of the mobile page.”

To use Instant Previews on your mobile device, do a search on www.google.com and tap on the magnifying glass next to any search result. A side-by-side comparison view of the webpage previews for the first page of search results will appear. This means you can see screenshots of all ten results on the page without fully loading any of them. Once you’ve found the page you want, you can hit the text description and the full page will load.

We at boxchilli media this is a great addition, as part of most of the web design and development we now do, include a separate mobile version of your website – to find out more about this please give us a call on 02392 822377

Anders Bohea

boxchilli media

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