Google Search: New shortcuts for cricket, weather, more turn it into one app for everything

By: | Updated: August 31, 2017 6:11 AM

Google app is moving a step closer to become one app for everything by adding new shortcuts in Search, enabling users to get relevant information quickly and easily.

Google application, google app, Google, shortcutsGoogle app is moving a step closer to become one app for everything by adding new shortcuts in Search, enabling users to get relevant information quickly and easily.(Representative Image: Reuters)

Smartphone users are often confused when it comes to handling apps. On one hand, these apps promise to make life easy but managing these apps sometimes is a challenge in terms of limited mobile storage and battery capacity. Google app is moving a step closer to become one app for everything by adding new shortcuts in Search, enabling users to get relevant information quickly and easily. Immediately beneath the Google Search bar, users can find tappable shortcuts enabling quick access to key information like cricket scores, weather, nearby restaurants and more. With shortcuts right on the home screen of the Google app, users now will have access to the best of Google Search with a single tap.

So if the user needs to locate the nearest ATM or find out where the latest movies are playing or even plans to pick up groceries on their way home, Google will now help find what they need quicker. Besides the four most often used shortcuts on the home screen, users will find dozens of useful shortcuts in the Google app. They have to simply tap the little arrow to the right of the shortcuts to access everything from nearby gas stations, pharmacies, convenience stores, even discovering vacation destinations and booking flight tickets. Plus, if they are looking for fun, there’s quick access to Tic-tac-toe, Roll a dice, Solitaire, and Fidget spinner.

Google has also made it easier to access information on sports. A single tap on the Google app can now bring up key match statistics such as current and past scores, cricket news, and overall team standings for your favourite ICC team.  From a quick weekend getaway to a long-awaited family vacation, the Google app can now reduce hassles with one-tap access to managing flight bookings and reservations, and even quick access to translate to help greet the locals when you get there. They can tap the weather shortcut and get ready for the day. From hourly sky conditions and

They can tap the weather shortcut and get ready for the day. From hourly sky conditions and chance of rain to severe weather alerts or a detailed 10-day forecast, never again be at the mercy of the elements. Update to the latest version of the Google app to see this all-new Search experience.

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