Chrome starts testing Side Search and Journeys to improve search experience

We recently learned that the Chrome team was working on a Microsoft Edge-style “Side Search” feature. A commit for the feature on the Chromium Gerrit revealed that it would give users easier access to relevant search results. However, it didn’t highlight any further details. Google has now started testing the feature in the Chrome OS Dev channel, and the company has shared additional information.
As per a recent post on the Chromium Blog, the new side panel aims to help users compare search results. It appears on the left side of the browser and displays results from the most recent search. The side panel essentially lets users view a page from the search results and other results simultaneously.

Google explains that the “goal of this experiment is to explore how Chrome can better help users easily compare results,” just like the Continuous Search feature that rolled out with Chrome 94 Beta for Android last month. As you can see in the attached GIF, you will be able to access the n…

Written By: Pranob Mehrotra

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