Nowadays, if we think about finding information on some topic, the first thing that comes to our mind is Wikipedia and Google Search engines.
And why not, as they are one of the most-popular platforms for gaining information by working professionals and students.
Google India Launching A New Feature
In this last decade, the term “just Google it” became one of the most commonly used phrases by almost everyone.
So, it won’t be an exaggeration to say that the search engine comes equipped with the majority of shares when it comes to the online search space.
Considering the same, Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft has called Google the ‘800-pound gorilla’ when we talk about the search market.
But the story doest end here as the search engine giant is taking another step ahead to ensure that the Search experience will get even better for the users.
In a latest announcement, Google said that users in India and the US will now be able to try and test the new feature for Search called ‘Notes’.
Basically, this latest feature will enable the users to leave comments on Search results.
With this feature, it will allow other people to see it and benefit from it.
The feature will be very similar to one which we have in Wikipedia to edit.
Google made an announcement that states a new feature for Search, in its official blog post.
Further, the blog states that the new feature will be available as an opt-in feature too.
Adding, “Today, we’re introducing a new opt-in experiment in Search Labs called Notes to help people find a wide range of perspectives on Search.”
How Does It Help?
With the help of this new Notes feature, it will enable the users to share their insights on any particular topic with people around the world, who can benefit from it.
Further, those who are using Google Notes will trust the information which is given by other people on specific web pages.
Basically, the Notes feature will add a “new layer of human insights” in the Google Search result of the user, said the tech giant.
Adding the new Notes feature might help the users to think about planning their vacation (where to go with the family or friends), looking for a new food recipe (any), recommendations for indoor plants, and more.
“In this new experiment, you can get helpful context about a web page so you can better identify information that might be most useful for you — or you can share your expertise with the world,” Said Google.
How Does It Help?
In order to access the new Notes for Search feature, Google users will have to opt into the experiment in the Google app or on Discover.
After enabling the feature, a “Notes” button will appear in the search results, letting the users view and create notes further.
This will help in creating a straightforward process, which will enable the users to customize their notes with stickers, photos and text to choose from a variety of visual styles for personalizing their contributions.
Considering the safety, Google has stated that the Notes feature will not be available for some sensitive topics, where “the risk of harm is higher”, in its blog post.
Adding, “In the months ahead, we’ll actively explore ways to provide site owners insights into notes on their content. We understand this is an important need for websites, and we’re committed to working with them to determine what tools and insights will be most beneficial.”