Trust Google to always want to improve Search in every way to make the service even more useful. The search giant is testing a new feature that will teach you word pronunciation in different accents. For the purpose of clarity, the new feature is not the small speaker that has always been a part of Search for a while now; according to Android Police, there is a new addition. A new box will now appear below the searched word called “Learn to pronounce.”
When the box is tapped, it opens a search for “how to pronounce…” or better still, you can skip the definition phase and directly search for “how to pronounce…” You will then be presented with a special card with the written pronunciation. Along with the card, are different settings to slow it down, a speaker icon, and a drop-down to choose between different accents.
Apparently, the feature is still being tested as I can’t seem to find it as at the time of writing this. In a couple of days or maybe weeks, we could get to see or hear more about the feature.
I sincerely could do with some useful tips on how to pronounce some words in other accents. By the way, you could learn to pronounce words in different accents including American and British accents.
A couple of months ago, the search giant updated the way consumers discover events in Search by adding new features that can help them to personalize results. This will enable Google provide important information about events within users’ search results.
When you search for an event and tap on it, Google will present an overview that shows details that include ticket, cost, venue reviews, time, and location. The new feature gives you the option of either saving events for later, or clicking through to buy tickets via various vendors that have signed up with Google including Ticketmaster and StubHub.
The update covers all types of events including, concerts, museum happenings, local festivals, and cooking classes. Among items that you can search for include, events near me, or free concert. To give you a broader view, however, a returned lists that contain different sites will be made available.
A ‘For You’ tab has now also been added by Google to help you get personalized ideas for things to do nearby. In addition, you will also be seeing trending and popular events in your local area to keep you abreast of latest happenings.
Last September, Google added a new format to help you make informed decision whether a search result is correct or not. Just to add that this new way of search is distinct from the image usually included on Knowledge Panel cards.
When for example you enter a search term for a particular item, the result will now include the main image on the page and displays it in the top-right corner of that card beneath the page title. This change also applies to the standard 10 blue links of results.