Google Makes It Easy to Share GIFs From Image Search

Google Makes It Easy to Share GIFs From Image Search


Previously, the way one would have to search for a GIF on Google Image Search, download the image, and then share it via an app was somewhat of a pain. Well, Google has answered our prayers, and now, finding a GIF and sharing it is super painless.

When looking for a GIF, simply type in the feeling/mood/whatever you’re looking to describe, then you should see a new Share button right below the GIF. Hit on that Share button and you’ll see options to share the image via into different apps, including Gmail, Hangouts, Android Messages, and Whatsapp.

Bless you, technology.

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Google Auto-Delete Feature for Location History, Activity Data Arrives Today

Google Auto-Delete Feature for Location History, Activity Data Arrives Today


After announcing in May that you would soon be able to set your location history and activity data to auto-delete, Google is now rolling the options out. Through a Tweet, Google says to expect auto-delete controls on Android and iOS as early as today. Not everyone will get them right away, but feel free to check to see if you are one of the lucky early rollers.

You’ll know by heading to your Google Account “Activity controls” page. The GIF in the Tweet below shows you how this will work, but basically you are looking for a button that lets you “Choose to delete automatically.” From there, you’ll find options of 18 months, 3 months, or manual deletion.

Why would you want to auto-delete your location and activity history from Google? I’d ask why wouldn’t you want to? Google already knows enough about you and I’m not sure it … Read the rest

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Google Search on Mobile Gets Sneakier Ads, Website Branding

Google Search on Mobile Gets Sneakier Ads, Website Branding


Google says that it created a new look for Google Search on mobile that will begin rolling out over the next few days. The changes are subtle to a couple of areas that you may not notice at first glance.

Can you see them in the image above? The old Google Search is on the left and the new is on the right. 

Google has tweaked two things from what I can tell. First, they are adding website branding (name) and icons next to results. Google hopes this will help you “better understand where the information is coming from and what pages have what you’re looking for.” And surely, that little bit of info will help with those two things.

The 2nd change is to the top advertisement. Notice anything there? It now just looks like the new branded area of real search results. Instead of the great box that … Read the rest

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Incognito Mode Coming Soon for Google Maps

Incognito Mode Coming Soon for Google Maps


Google announced this week during IO that an Incognito Mode will soon be coming to Google Maps.

Incognito Mode has been one of the Chrome browser’s greatest features, allowing folks to browse the web without any of their movements being stored in search history. With it coming to Google Maps, we assume it’ll act the same, allowing folks to take trips without them being stored to their timeline.

As our phones become the primary way we access the internet, we thought it was important to build Incognito mode for our most popular apps. It’s available in YouTube and coming soon to Maps and Search.

Once this begins rolling out, we’ll let you know.

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Google Brings AR to Search, New Features for Lens

Google Brings AR to Search, New Features for Lens


Google introduced a few changes for Google Search on mobile devices today at IO 2019, as well as new features for Google Lens.

For Search, it is bringing AR to supported mobile devices, like great white sharks and animated models from Visible Body.

With new AR features in Search, you can view and interact with 3D objects right from Search and place them directly into your own space, giving you a sense of scale and detail. For example, it’s one thing to read that a great white shark can be 18 feet long. It’s another to see it up close in relation to the things around you. So when you search for select animals, you’ll get an option right in the Knowledge Panel to view them in 3D and AR.

Brands will also being getting in on this AR fun. Companies like New Balance, Samsung, and Target will … Read the rest

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