Google launches Search by Image, Voice Search & Instant PagesTrio of new features added to search engine

15 June 2011

Google has announced three new features for its search engine, adding new ways to search and a system that pre-loads pages to speed up browsing.

The two new search options are called Search by Image and Voice Search, which act exactly as you would expect. You can upload images to search for them, or search by voice - provided you have a microphone attached or integrated into your laptop.

Instant Pages, meanwhile, is a feature exclusive to its Chrome browser. It pre-loads pages Google is confident are right for your search, so you don't have to wait for the page to load when you click on the result. A recent version of Google Chrome also added the ability to delete flash cookies, which have been a source of privacy concerns.

You can see how these features work in the videos below:

Search by Image

Voice Search

Instant Pages

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