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Did You Notice That Google Killed Off Instant Search? I Bet You Didn't.

Remember when you try to type something in Google search and it already shows you the search results of what it thinks you want to type before you click enter? On its good days, it would display the desired results and in the worst case, it would throw a number of unrelated search results page at you when typing your search query.

Now, Google has pulled the trigger on this one. The reason? Mobile!
Google claims that “Many more of our searches happen on mobile, with very different input and interaction and screen constraints. With this in mind, we have decided to remove Google Instant, so we can focus on ways to make Search even faster and more fluid on all devices,”
Now, don’t  confuse Google’s Instant Search with the search suggestions that drop down in the search box. The first displays search results when you are typing and before you click the ‘Search’ icon or press ‘Enter’. While search suggestions usually appear as drop down and are based on your own past searches and things other people search for — this is still alive, thank God.

So, au revoir Instant search, you won’t be missed.
I think the next thing Google should kill is the “I’m feeling lucky” button.


14 comments on “Did You Notice That Google Killed Off Instant Search? I Bet You Didn't.

  1. Kahl Drogo says:

    I think i tried that “I’m feeling lucky” button once or twice… I never quite figured it out

    1. Personally, i will miss this instant search feat. It makes my search more faster.
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  2. Kareem says:

    Its still working

    1. Chimezie says:

      It is not. You are probably confusing suggestions with instant search

  3. Rapsowdee says:

    is sundar still in Nigeria ???

    1. Kemi Oguntayo says:


  4. Pozaa says:

    It’s still working on my device. No confusion between that and the suggestions

  5. runzlord says:

    Still working

  6. OBÁDÁ|RÀ says:


  7. Cirphrank says:

    Killing it is not something that will take effect at once across all regions and device. Tech is smart but not that smart, yet. Hence why some of you might still be experiencing it, but of a truth, it will stop totally soon.
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  8. P-williams says:

    I cant’t remember the last time I use the ”I am feeling lucky” button

  9. Emerson says:

    I’m feeling lucky button, what does that even do. I won’t miss instant search one bit.

  10. Kamaldeen says:

    Funny from Google, but I love the disabling.

  11. MJ™ says:

    the I’m feeling lucky button is actually very useful.
    it takes you to the direct site of what u search for instead of search results. I like it

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