With Google's iMessage extension, users can type a query in the search box, or tap a button below for a specific type of search - like Weather, Food, Nearby (venues/businesses), Trending (news), or Videos; all extremely similar to Gboard.
"Today, we're introducing three new features to the Google app on iPhone and iPad to help you find what you need and get things done, without disrupting your flow".
Still on Google Search, a Reddit user recently spotted a new material design being tested by the search engine giant.
After Google added the Search Google button on select browsers on iPhone and iPad to help users access Google Search results around related content a year ago, the tech giant is now expanding this feature to most compatible browsers including Safari.
The native messaging app on iOS now supports a new Google extension that lets users search for GIFs, nearby locations, videos, and other useful conversation tools while you are messaging contacts with iMessage.
In addition, Google's iMessage app offers a GIF search engine.
"If you already have the Google app on your device, no additional installation is required". Doing so will open an interface for Google searches. However, this support is now available only in the US.
The final feature that Google has gone on to add to its iOS app support is of drag and drop on the iPad.
Google also announced a new related suggestions option in Safari. With two taps, you can jump straight to tips for keeping fish from sticking to the grill, info on the best fish for grilling, or delicious recipes. To share a search result, the sender needs to tap a "Share" button that will add the item directly into an iMessage conversation as card. Currently, the extension is limited to iOS users in the USA but Google plans to broaden the rollout in the future.
Google's Messages integration is particularly useful for users who rely heavily on the platform for search but dislike switching between apps each time they want to look up something online. Browse through the search results, and if anything piques your curiosity, tap on it to read or share it as a card in your convo.