A beta version of Google Instant has been launched for mobile users in the US.

On the Official Google Blog, software engineer Steve Kanefsky said users of iPhones and Android devices can access the tool by clicking a "Turn on" button atGoogle.com.

Instant for mobile works in much the same way as the desktop version by streaming real-time predictions of what a person is searching for as they type.
For the iPhone and Android smartphones, the first suggested link will appear automatically and tapping the screen will display other possible results.

Pressing enter or the search button will cut out the predictions and return pages for the user's exact phrase, Mr Kanefsky noted.

The launch of Google Instant for mobile comes after new research indicated the tool could have a "massive" impact on search engine optimisation if it becomes the norm.

Analysis by Sam Crocker published by Econsultancy shows that if Instant replaced standard Google searches, the proportion of phrases using seven terms would almost triple from the current level of eight per cent to around 21 per cent.

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