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Google Instant Launched September 8, 2010

September 9, 2010

AZ Business Magazine

Google Instant – Google Redefines How Search Engines Work “Again”!

Google Instant predicts what the user is typing and shows results as the search query is being typed. Benefits include faster searches, smarter predictions and instant results.

Jonathan Effrat
Product Manager

Introducing Google Instant

Google Instant: Launched September 8th 2010

Will Google Instant slow my Internet connection? About Google Instant
Google anticipates that Google Instant will not slow your Internet connection, and they plan to automatically turn it off for very slow connections.

Can I turn off Google Instant? About Google Instant
You can turn off Google Instant by clicking the link next to the search box on any search results page, or by visiting your Preferences page.

After watching the video I went to my Google page and started typing. I didn’t see anything different? So I went looking… Google Instant Features

You won’t see results appear as you type if any of the following is true:

  • you are not at the Google homepage or a search results page
  • you search from your iGoogle
  • you search using Google SSL
  • you use an Internet browser other then the following:
    • Firefox 3 and later versions
    • Safari 5 for Mac and later versions
    • Internet Explorer 8
    • Google Chrome 5 and later versions
  • you previously disabled auto-complete
  • you previously opted out of Google Instant
  • you use a Google domain or interface language not yet support

What do you think about Google Instant?