Google updated its free Google Search app for iOS last night, adding some few features for convenience and most notably a feature called Instant Pages.

Instant Pages builds on the Google Instant feature, which automatically loads your search results while you type your query. Instant Pages will load web pages that Google thinks you’re most likely to click on, and they base this off of your past history and the page’s specific popularity. This feature was initially launched in Google Chrome earlier this year, with Google touting its signature method of predicting results according to its fact-based algorithms.

Other features included in the update are the additions of a filter button next to the search bar, which makes it easier to select which categories to search. Also, you can now swipe down on the screen to reveal the sign-in and settings options, which remain hidden so that more screen space is available for search results.


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