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Google Instant Previews Review: Compare / Find Results

In an effort to make the search engine a greater tool, Google has come up with Instant Previews, which is designed to make searching the Internet much faster. The new feature was announced yesterday and although it seems a little similar to what they launched a couple of months back — it is different.

Google Instant was great in the way where you could see the search results as you type, Google Instant Previews improves on that by offering you a look at a snapshot of the website from the result. There are a number of advantages to this, such as looking to see if it is a website with no content — we have all come across those.

To give you an idea on how it all works the Official Google Blog has all the details for you, and PC World has a few example snapshots for you to view. The new feature is now live, and in some cases you might have to enable it; once you do you will see a magnifying glass next to the Google result on the search page.

When I first tried Google Instant Previews it took a few seconds to show up the preview, but now the results are almost instant. Do you think that this is something you would use, or is it just another gimmick?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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