Google Search Gets a New ‘Recent’ Tab for Android

Google is rolling out a new Recent tab in its search app, which lets you navigate through your recent browsing pages and searches in a more organised manner. It’s now said to be available for everyone to use, was being tested on Android for a while.

Google Search Gets a New ‘Recent’ Tab for Android

Google Search

Google Search

Android Authority spotted the feature the Recent tab feature. It groups related searches together for comparison, and you can delete them in a single swipe up. The new tab shows up as the top option in the navigation bar and clicking on it will throw a small tutorial telling you how the tab works.

“The pages that you have seen on this device are ordered by time and grouped by search query. Pages in Recent are only on this device and are separate from your My Activity data – changes in one won’t affect the other,” the dialog box notes.

Google Search

Google Search

The Recent tab only shows data based on searches on that specific Android device only. This means that using Google search on another device with the same login won’t throw the same results. The pages in the Recent tab are also grouped with priority given to the latest searches over dated ones.

Google Search

Google Search

The tutorial explains how the new tab works in detail. And it can also disabled if you wish to. To disable it, go to settings then tap on, Accounts and privacy, and toggle off ‘Enable Recent’. there’s no word on iOS availability, it is only exclusive to Android users for now. To enjoy it update to latest version of the Google app for Android to spot the feature.

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