Google has introduced a new feature to its Google app for iOS. The feature will keep users from returning to the homescreen while browsing contents on the web. Recall that the tech giant also recently introduced an auto-playing video feature in search results for Android phones.
It works like this:
If you search a topic on Google and tap to read an article about that subject, the app would offer suggestions of other related articles once you’ve finished. These suggestions appear at the bottom of the app’s interface, below the “G” button, but they aren’t visible as you’re scrolling down to read the page you’ve landed on. Instead, the bar will only appear when you’ve finished reading and have begun to scroll back up. And even then, the related articles are still partially hidden – you can see the heading “People Also View” and some of the headlines, but you have to actually swipe up on this Google bar to see the suggestions in full. You can then swipe horizontally through the list of related articles that appears, and tap on those you want to read.
While the new feature is currently available only for users in the US, Google says plans are in place to expand it to “More languages and locales soon.”