Google has made the decision to obliterate the Instant Search feature. This feature involved loading results while a user typed in the search box. With the increased use of mobile devices, over 50% of Google searches have been made through mobile devices and this renders the feature useless.
Here is the statement from Google:
“We launched Google Instant back in 2010 with the goal to provide users with the information they need as quickly as possible, even as they typed their searches on desktop devices. Since then, 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.”
What does this mean to Google Users?
Only suggestions will be provided during the process of typing in the search box then when the user hits “enter”, he or she will get the results. While Google Instant focused on the literal meaning of the keywords, the intent of the user was being ignored completely.