Google has just made a series of tweaks to its search page for mobile phones, so as to save information about places that users have searched for.
According to the company, this move is meant to offer users a simpler way to find places that they searched for in the past.
People tend to look for information about a specific place before going there quite often, and they do so either through their computers or mobile phones
Now, it is easier for them to access information they found before through a new “Recent” icon available on the Google page on handsets running under Android or iOS.
“Now, next time you go to Google.com on your Android phone or iPhone, information about that place will be conveniently available under the new “Recent” icon,” Junichi Uekawa, Software Engineer, Google, notes in a blog post
“Calling, getting directions or seeing details about the places you just searched for is now only one tap away.”
The feature will be available for all users who have their Web History enabled and who are logged into Google
when performing the specific search.
Users can look for places both on their PCs or their mobile phones, – or other devices – and then access the search history from any other device they log into.
“Start by searching for a place on your PC or other devices, then login to Google.com’s mobile homepage and check the Recent icon. Information about previously searched places will be available under the Recent icon for about a day,” the said blog post explains.
To get info on a place that you have already looked for, simply hit the “Recent” icon on Google.com on your smartphone or any other device, and you’ll find all the details you want, without having to remember the address to perform the search again.