Google just introduced a latest feature to its search engine, which should recover your boredom and keep you busy pretty much forever.
This is to make it fast for searchers to get “a fun fact” from Google.
Google adds a beautiful surprise to the Google search app on iOS, the “I’m Feeling Curious” button on hard press on the app and brings up a “3-D touch menu” for the “I’m Feeling Curious” button.
Google today issued a interesting little update to its mobile search application for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. In addition to the usual array of bug fixes and support improvements, version 12.0 delivers a novel use case for the 3D Touch feature on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus: if you press the Google app icon on your Home screen, you’ll get a shortcuts menu with a new “I’m Feeling Lucky” option.
It’s the mobile identical of Google’s fabulous “I’m Feeling Lucky” feature on the web which delivers a fun, interesting fact. But the new app has another surprise up its sleeve, provided your device is running iOS 9.
But more importantly, it is to represent the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button variations directly in their very popular search app.
All you have to do is visit Google and search “I’m feeling curious” or “fun facts.” Google will then return an interesting random fact, usually pulled from Wikipedia or news sites.
You can then keep pressing “Ask another question” and Google will keep supplying you with fun facts.
There is another good news for Google lovers that Google has yet another billion-user service. Gmail, the company’s longstanding email service, now has 1 billion monthly active, according to CEO Sundar Pichai on a call announcing the company’s Q4 2015 earnings. (It initially hit 900 million sometime before last May.) Gmail joins the group of Google Search, Android, Chrome, YouTube, Google Play, and Google Maps, the other services from the Mountain View-based company that blust of more than one billion monthly active users.
To talk about Gmail’s rivals, Outlook had more than 420 million users as of 2013. Microsoft hasn’t shared new data since. Yahoo Mail had more than 281 million users as of 2012. Yahoo too hasn’t shared new stats since.