Internet giant Google has taking web searches to the next level with its new feature – Google Instant.
Google Instant gives search results as you go – taking what you’ve already typed and predicting the most likely completion and streaming results in real-time.
So if a user types in the letter ‘W’, Google Instant will immediately show what it thinks are intelligent results – in this case weather, saving the user two to five seconds.
While only a short time, the American company estimates the new search function will save a staggering 3.5 billion seconds per day if used by the site’s global audience.
This is because people type slowly but read quickly, typically taking 300 milliseconds between keystrokes, but only 30 milliseconds to glance at another part of the page.
Google unveiled its new feature in San Francisco on Wednesday and will be rolling out the changes to its US, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Russia domains over the next week with a mobile version expected in the coming months.
The new feature excludes any words which related to pornography, violence or hate speech.