Google Extends Search Capabilities to iMessage
Search giant Google has started offering its search capabilities to Apple’s Message and other browser apps. The company announced a slew of integrations to expand Google Search capabilities to more apps on iOS. Now, separate extensions will be available for iMessage and browser apps such as Safari.
Google Extends Search Capabilities to iMessage, Other Browser Apps
The new iMessage extension will allows users to search Google and share results with those they’re chatting with in iMessage. In order to activate the feature, just click on the App Store icon next to the message field in an iMessage chat. It will bring up the iMessage apps drawer.
Now, from the drawer, select the Google app icon to see the options below. It’s mandatory to have the app installed on your iPhone). Now you can search or click one of the shortcut buttons to bring up related results.
Next update that Google brings is the ability to find related results and articles when reading an article in any browser on the iPhone, including Safari. To get the feature on, enable the Google Search action extension in the share menu, then tap on it to bring up related results from Google as shown in the GIF below.
The feature is an extension to Google’s discovery capability that company added to its iOS app. The latest native app version is however more elegant, integrated directly in the footer menu.