Google Introduces Circle to Search: A New Way to Search on Android

Google has introduced a new way to search on Android phones called “Circle to Search.” This feature allows users to search from anywhere on their phone by using gestures like circling, highlighting, scribbling, or tapping. The addition of Circle to Search is designed to make it more natural to engage with Google Search at any time a question arises, such as when watching a video, viewing a photo inside a social app, or having a conversation with a friend over messaging.

Circle to Search is more about interacting with the text or image on the screen to kick off the search and not always via a “circling” gesture. The circling gesture is just one option you can use to initiate a search, such as when you want to identify something in a video or photo. Turning the entire Android phone platform into a surface for search is more than just a “meaningful” change for consumers; it’s something of an admission that Google’s Search business needs shoring up by deeper integration with the smartphone OS itself.

Google’s Circle to Search is a new way to search on Android phones using gestures like circling, highlighting, scribbling, or tapping. This feature is designed to make it more natural to engage with Google Search at any time a question arises. Circle to Search is something of a misnomer for the new Android capability, as it’s more about interacting with the text or image on the screen to kick off the search and not always via a “circling” gesture.

Google’s Circle to Search is an exciting new feature that allows Android users to search from anywhere on their phone using gestures like circling, highlighting, scribbling, or tapping. This feature is designed to make it more natural to engage with Google Search at any time a question arises. Circle to Search is more than just a “meaningful” change for consumers; it’s something of an admission that Google’s Search business needs shoring up by deeper integration with the smartphone OS itself.