Google is making its real-time Suggest tool for online search more widely available.
Writing on the Official Google Blog, product manager Jennifer Liu said that the product – which is already available in applications such as Google Toolbar and the Firefox search box – will be graduated from Google Labs to appear on the search engine’s homepage by default.
This means that users will be able to benefit from suggestions for searches related to what they are typing into the search box – even if they have not already completed their query.
Ms Liu said this will help those unsure about the specific term they are looking for or its spelling, as well as saving time in general.
"We find that by providing suggestions upfront, we can help people search more efficiently and conveniently," she commented.
The rollout will take place over the next week, Ms Liu added.
Google Suggest is similar to other tools such as Yahoo!’s Search Assist. A feature in the same vein is also available on the Cuil search engine.
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