Google is testing a new search box

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Google tries a new search box that appears below the first search result.

Currently, Google’s first search result often includes a search box that allows users to search within that first search result, as shown here for Microsoft.com:

Google's current search field in the search resultAccording to a report on Google operating system blog, the new search box is larger and offers a list of search suggestions as you type.

Beyond the current navigation search box like the one pictured above, the new search box appears below the first search result and performs a full Google search rather than only searching in the first result.

Here’s a screenshot of the new search box in action: New Google search box

Based on Google operating system test searches, the new search box appears to make an exception for Amazon searches, using Amazon’s internal search versus a Google search:

Google's new Amazon search box


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