Google is tweaking the way citation search works on its search engine and improving Touch to Search on the mobile Chrome app.
Quoted searches are when you put quotation marks around search terms and Google will show you results that include those exact words. The problem with the old style is that Google search results don’t show where the term appears on the page. You have to dig a little. but now, A small snippet will appear below the search results (opens in new tab), Show exactly where you can find the referenced term in bold.
It appears that the update has taken effect. We entered a search term enclosed in quotation marks into Google Search, and sure enough, we got results with a snippet showing that phrase.
I was hesitant
In a blog post about the update, Google search software engineer Yonghao Jin explained that the reason the snippet wasn’t added earlier was because some pages were difficult to implement. A specific phrase might be behind a page menu or a different part of the website, so you’ll have to take the time to find it. Despite this issue, Google decided to make a code snippet update.
Google admits that the variation of code snippets is not perfect or universal.If a web page references the word multiple times, “if they are [too] far cry. ” Bold words are mostly exclusive to Google Search on desktop. The announcement states that bold text does not appear in snippets for certain search modes (such as images or news), nor does it appear on mobile devices superior.
We asked Google what other search variants have bold text in the snippet. We’ll update this story if we get a response.
Mobile Chrome Tweaks
As for Chrome phones, it’s Some new tweaks to the touch search feature (opens in new tab).
Touch to Search allows users to highlight specific words or phrases for quick searches without leaving the page. After updating Google Chrome on our mobile device, we can confirm that the update is over.
The tool now provides more granular control over how users interact with the feature. In the Chrome settings menu, you can enable the “Include surrounding text in Google results” option, which will include text around highlighted words in Google searches for better results. As Google says it has recently standardized the process, the accepted gestures have also been adjusted. Previously, you had to tap and hold a word to highlight it. Chrome now recognizes clicks to highlight.
The announcement also revealed that Google is working on new Chrome features. One of them is to add suggestions based on the words or phrases you have highlighted. For example, if you highlight the word “San Francisco,” you might see suggestions for “Events in San Francisco” or “Population of San Francisco.”
If you’re hungry for more Chrome news, we highly recommend checking out our story on Chrome 104. The update fixes a total of 27 security vulnerabilities, seven of which are considered “high severity.”