A new feature has been added to Google image search to help you with style ideas. The feature was added to both Android and mobile web versions of search last Thursday by the search engine giant, and is already being used by people.
Google wants to help ease the pressure and stress that comes with picking the right fashion idea when it comes to image search. If inspiration is what you are looking for, “style ideas” is designed to help your decision process.
Here is Google’s Associate Product Manager, Julia Enthoven introducing the new feature in a blog post last Thursday:
“That’s why today, we’re introducing a new feature called “style ideas” in the Google app for Android and mobile web, which will surely help boost your search style IQ. Now while perusing fashion product images, Image Search will surface a grid of inspirational lifestyle images and outfits that showcase how the product can be worn in real life.”
With style idea, you can experience real-life options of a combination of different fashion items and how they complement each other. Again, Enthoven gave example of: experiencing “what bag and jeans look stellar with those red high heels you’ve been eyeing. Or if running gear is more your speed, no sweat—workout ensemble ideas are just a tap away.”
There is also an added bonus of seeing an expanded carousal for “similar items” while searching for apparel products. It really doesn’t matter what you are searching for, Google’s new feature will help you find product offerings made just for your tastes. The best part of this is, you can do all your fashion search right within the Image Search.
In the last couple of years, Google has steadily and skillfully been building its search results to go beyond what we have always come to identify it with. By offering more organic and varied tips to users, the search engine giant makes it easier for people to get the best result when using the service. It gives its best to ensure that everyone gets a result that matches their query.
Now with style ideas, you have a willing companion to improve your fashion ideas and help make something more meaningful during search.
Just by tapping on a branded or a favorite designer bag for example, a pop up of the usual information on the source of the picture will appear. That’s not all—a gallery of other inspirational images and outfits will appear, displaying the bag in the real world. The idea is to give you a true picture of what it would look like in real life.
If you are a fashionista, here is your big chance to step up your game and improve your image.
Style ideas is like an idea taken off the books of Pinterest—users of the image-catalogue website can also search for what to buy through images. That’s not all, they also get ideas of what to buy along other items, which simplifies shopping.
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