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Google Launches Instant Previews

Google has added a new feature to its search service, designed to give users a preview of their search result without having to leave the page.

Named Google Instant Previews, the feature is a visual search results tool that provides users with a graphical over view of their search results, helping them to quickly decide which result is more related to their query.

The tool is designed to significantly reduced the time spent on looking for the most relevant search results.

Previously, in a bid to make the search process faster, the search giant had launched Google Instant, which allowed users to receive search results as soon as they started typing.

Google explained in a blog post that in order to activate the Instant Preview features all users had to do was click on the magnifying glass beside a search result, which will then open a visual search overview of the page on the right.

“In our testing, we’ve found that people who use Instant Previews are about 5 per cent more likely to be satisfied with the results they click. The previews provide new ways to evaluate search results, making you more likely to find what you’re looking for on the pages you visit,” Google said.