Google Brings Instant Previews to Mobile Search Results

Google is extending its instant previews visual search results tool to the mobile realm via devices Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.0+ operating systems across 38 languages.

Brian Ngo, Software Engineer for Mobile Search team, writes on the Google Mobile Blog that the new feature will allow mobile users to “visually compare search results from webpage snapshots, making it easier to choose the right result faster, especially when you have an idea of the content you’d like to see.”

In recent weeks, Google has been ramping up efforts to help users find desired content more easily and efficiently than ever before. From revising its algorithm to filter out spam and unhelpful links, to the latest addition to Instant Previews to mobile search results, Google’s is sprucing up the ways in which users access worthwhile content.

To use Instant Previews on your mobile device, do a search on and tap on the magnifying glass next to any search result. A side-by-side comparison view of the webpage previews for the first page of search results will appear. When you find a result you like, tap on the preview to go straight to the website.

For more insight into how the new Instant Previews work, check out the official Google video below.