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Google Search integrates WhatsApp chats into search results
Jun15

Google Search integrates WhatsApp chats into search results

Google Search users in Brazil can now initiate a WhatsApp chat directly from search results for local businesses. The new integration was announced at the company’s Google for Brazil event during the week. Local businesses can now integrate their WhatsApp profile within the Google Business listings in Brazil. This will enable users of Google Search to make direct contact via the app. “Local users will soon be able to start...

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Google is Testing Ads in AI Overviews
May23

Google is Testing Ads in AI Overviews

Google Ads in AI Overviews  Google has announced the upcoming introduction of ads within its AI-generated Search overviews in a move that underscores the growing integration of AI. This development, revealed during the Google Marketing Live event on May 21, will allow advertisers to place in-line ads directly within AI Overview, enhancing visibility and engagement opportunities.  Although a specific launch date has not been disclosed,...

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Google Play Store is widely rolling out a new Government app badge
May04

Google Play Store is widely rolling out a new Government app badge

Credit: 9to5google Google is rolling out a new government app badge to all users on the Play Store. The new badge will hopefully help to identify official Android apps. The government badge, according to 9to5google, will be accompanied by a building icon that will show up in the main Apps feed, search results, and listings. It will be highly visible next to an app’s rating. Tapping the badge will provide a brief explanation: “Official...

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Google Meet’s New Feature Lets Users Switch Between Devices
Apr27

Google Meet’s New Feature Lets Users Switch Between Devices

Google Meet Adds Game-Changing Feature  Google Meet has just unveiled a game-changing feature that promises to revolutionize the way we navigate our digital workspaces. Imagine this: you are in the middle of an important meeting. But, suddenly, you need to switch from your computer to your smartphone. No need to panic or drop the call anymore.  With Google’s latest update, seamlessly transitioning between devices during a meeting has...

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Google App’s Bottom Search Bar Redesign
Apr07

Google App’s Bottom Search Bar Redesign

Revamping Google App  Image Source Google has started testing a sleek Material 3 bottom bar redesign for the Google app in a move aimed at revamping its core search experience on Android devices. This new interface incorporates a modernized search field and streamlined navigation. It represents a significant visual overhaul that promises enhanced usability and consistency.  The journey to this redesign started in 2021 with the...

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Google is shutting down the Google Pay app in the US
Feb25

Google is shutting down the Google Pay app in the US

Credit: Nosh Google is shutting down its Google Play standalone app in the US. Recall that Google Pay was replaced with Google Wallet in 2022, but the app largely remained in use in several countries, including the US. However, Google has now announced that the app will no longer be available from June, 2024. This, according to Google, is to simplify its payment methods. That said, the Google Pay app will continue to be made available...

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