Google is now inspired to provide new ways to remove barriers to knowledge on the desktop and help you get to your results faster. On a mobile phone, you’re not limited to typing – you can search using your voice or a picture. Now you can do the same on your computer with Voice Search and Search by Image on your desktop or laptop. You can also get your results faster with Google Instant on Images and Instant Pages. With Voice Search now available on desktop, searching by voice is becoming more ubiquitous and the idea of being able to speak your search will be more familiar, no matter what you’re searching for.
To search using an image, go to images.google.com and just put your picture in the search box. Also, you can click the camera icon in the search box and upload a photo from your computer or paste the URL of an image from the web. You can also drag and drop pictures from web pages or your computer into the search box. To search images on the web even faster with just one click, you can download the Chrome or Firefox extensions.
According to Google, whether you’re typing, speaking, or using an image, entering your search is only part of the process. You’re not really done searching until you have the answer you’re looking for. But waiting for webpages to load adds time to this process – the average webpage takes about five seconds to load. With Instant Pages in Chrome, you can skip the extra seconds waiting for a page to load and get to the answers you’re looking for faster with web pages that load instantly.