Google ditches Instant Search option

New Delhi: Seven years after embedding a faster and more efficient search option for streamlining user friendly desktop web browsing, Google has now removed its Instant Search feature that instantly whisks one to the desired search results page when a user types.

The move came after the tech giant decided to align its web surfing services in line with mobile search and provide a more consistent search experience across all devices.

Since over 50 per cent of all Google searches are made through mobiles, the company decided to do away with the facility so that it could focus on ways to make search faster on all devices, a report said on Thursday.

Google Instant was launched in 2010 under the leadership of Marissa Mayer and instantly became a hit among the masses.

Typing into the Google search box on desktop browsers would also begin listing results besides presenting a drop-down list of suggestions to complete one’s query which helped get information faster.