The new ‘Recent’ Tab with Google search in Android
Monday 27 March 2017

The new ‘Recent’ Tab with Google search in  Android

With the last update, Google launches a new Recent Tab in its search App, which helps its users to navigate through the previous searches in a more organized manner. This new feature is now said to be available in for everyone to use, which was being tested on Android for a while.

This Recent Tab groups the related searches together for comparison, and can be deleted with a single swipe up. This recent tab comes top in the navigation bar and when clicked on it, a small tutorial is thrown which tells how the new tab works.

The special thing which has to be taken in to account with Recent tab is, “The pages that you have seen on this device are ordered by time and grouped by search query. Pages in Recent are only on this device and are separate from your My Activity data - changes in one won't affect the other”.

This means, the Recent Tab on another device with the same login will not be showing the same results. More precisely, the Recent Tab shows data based on the searches on the specific Android device only.

The tutorial clearly describes how the new Tab works in a very detailed manner. You can even disable the new feature if you wish to do so. When clicked on the ‘Accounts and privacy’ in the ‘Settings’ menu, ‘Enable Recent’ option is shown, which can be used for this. This feature is only exclusive to Android users for now, and there's no comment on iOS availability as of now. To start using this new feature, make sure you have updated the Google App with the latest version.