Google is talking finance. You ask how? Well, citing reasons that its global search interest in finance and stocks has more than doubled in the last five years, Google has expanded its finance experience directly via its Search results.
Google’s parent company Alphabet added a new filter called ‘finance’ tab, that lets a user view and access information that Google Finance provides, which also includes news on a company as well as details on its financials, the company said in a blog post. Google further says that the tab can help you keep track on information such as stocks you’ve chosen to follow, recommendations on other stocks to follow based on your interests, related news, market indices, and currencies market and fluctuations.
As complicated as it may sound, this feature surely comes handy to people working in this sector. To simply put it in a layman’s language, Google says that the new tab works in the same way that its ‘images’, ‘videos’, or ‘news’ tab section does. The new ‘finance’ tab will be accessible to users on their desktop as well as their mobile web.
To get the new feature working, all you need to do is click on the “more” tab after conducting a search on Google for finance, market or stock-related information the finance section of Search. However, one quick and easy way of running through this feature is by visiting google.com/finance.
Interestingly, Google has also retired a few features from Google Finance, including the portfolio feature that allowed users to track their investments. However, a list of the stocks from a user’s portfolio will be accessible through the ‘Your Stocks’ tab in the search result, and they can get notifications when there are any notable changes in performance.