Google rolled out a new service, which shows users links to download apps that have content which is relevant to their search. The app-download links will appear alongside links to normal websites. Also Read - MIUI 13 reportedly delayed due to need for further optimisations: Here's what we know
Once users has download the app that appears in search results, they simply have to click ‘continue’, Google will automatically bring them to the part of the app that is relevant to their search. The feature for now is only available with devices that run Google’s Android operating system and not Apple’s iPhones and iPads. Also Read - Google Play Store announces blanket ban on Sugar Daddy apps over sexual content
The new service turns Google’s mobile search results page into an app discovery service and will most likely be a major help for mobile developers because when searching for things on phones mobile users tend to go to specific apps. Also Read - How to download Instagram videos on Android, iOS, PC
Google introduced App indexing in late 2013, which let the search engine index content from a select number of apps and link to it from its search results pages. In its earlier version, users need to have the apps already installed on their phones.
With this new update the concept of App indexing has been taken further, by helping users find relevant content in apps that they do not already have on their phones.
The App Indexing project now features more than 30 billion links that go to places specifically within apps. The company wouldn’t disclose how many developers have implemented this feature in their apps.