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Indian Premier League, CoWIN, Neeraj Chopra and more: What India searched for most on Google in 2021
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Indian Premier League, CoWIN, Neeraj Chopra and more: What India searched for most on Google in 2021

When it came to famous personalities, Olympic gold medallist Neeraj Chopra was the most-searched person on Google in India in 2021.

Google rolls out dark theme for Search on desktop: How to enable it now
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Google rolls out dark theme for Search on desktop: How to enable it now

Users will get three options to choose from - dark, light, and device default.

Google Search, Maps and Assistant will now offer detailed information on vaccines in India
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Google Search, Maps and Assistant will now offer detailed information on vaccines in India

In addition to English, users can also search in eight languages including Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Gujarati, and Marathi

Google celebrates Ingenuity helicopter's flight on Mars with a special Easter egg animation
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Google celebrates Ingenuity helicopter's flight on Mars with a special Easter egg animation

The actual helicopter floated in the air for less than a minute, but you can see it for as long as you want on the Google version.

Google rolls out a new feature that will show description of websites appearing in search results
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Google rolls out a new feature that will show description of websites appearing in search results

Users will get a description of the website from Wikipedia that would provide reliable and free information on tons of websites available on the web.

Google Search starts testing new 'Short videos' search carousel, currently being piloted on mobile
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Google Search starts testing new 'Short videos' search carousel, currently being piloted on mobile

The Short Videos carousel is different from Google's Stories that rolled out in October 2020 to the Google Search app for iOS and Android.

YouTube, Gmail, Google Search are now back up after an hour-long outage
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YouTube, Gmail, Google Search are now back up after an hour-long outage

Users reported that the YouTube page shows a monkey that has the caption 'Something went wrong'.

US justice department's antitrust lawsuit: How is Google Search different from Amazon Search?
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US justice department's antitrust lawsuit: How is Google Search different from Amazon Search?

Google refuses that it has a monopoly and says it has strong competition in the search market, with more people finding information on sites like Amazon.

Google will now let you hum, whistle or sing to search a song you are struggling to remember
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Google will now let you hum, whistle or sing to search a song you are struggling to remember

The feature is currently available in English on iOS and in more than 20 languages on Android.

Going on trip amid pandemic? Google adds new COVID-19 related travel planning features
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Going on trip amid pandemic? Google adds new COVID-19 related travel planning features

The search engine giant said that when a user will search for information like hotels, flights or things to do, they will also see COVID-19 related travel advisory for their destination

How to create Google 'People Cards' in four easy steps
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How to create Google 'People Cards' in four easy steps

Launched in India, the feature allows users to create a virtual visiting card on Search, highlight their website or social profiles.

Google will now automatically delete your location, web history after 18 months
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Google will now automatically delete your location, web history after 18 months

The updates to Google's privacy controls arrive as the company faces heightened scrutiny on its data collection practices.

Cybersecurity researcher claims WhatsApp privacy issue made users' phone numbers searchable in plain text on Google
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Cybersecurity researcher claims WhatsApp privacy issue made users' phone numbers searchable in plain text on Google

Anyone including fraudsters, marketing executives, cybercriminals can get hold of your phone number with a simple Google Search.

Google faces lawsuit for allegedly collecting user information without their consent even when browsing in private mode
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Google faces lawsuit for allegedly collecting user information without their consent even when browsing in private mode

The lawsuit says Google tracked and collected consumer browsing history even if users took steps to maintain their privacy.

Google Search app starts to get dark mode support on both Android and iOS devices
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Google Search app starts to get dark mode support on both Android and iOS devices

You can manually enable the dark mode by going to the Settings Menu of the Google Search app.

From 'ration dukaan', 'immunity' to 'free video dating': Here is what India is searching on Google these days
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From 'ration dukaan', 'immunity' to 'free video dating': Here is what India is searching on Google these days

Google report reveals that 'how to homeschool kids' and 'how to WFH' searches have seen a huge spike during this Coronavirus lockdown.

New Google Search feature will let users add movies and TV shows to a watchlist
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New Google Search feature will let users add movies and TV shows to a watchlist

To use this feature, one must browse through personalised recommendations by searching for “what to watch.”

Coronavirus Outbreak: Google to increase visibility of virtual healthcare options on its platforms to aid users in time of pandemic
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Google to increase visibility of virtual healthcare options on its platforms to aid users in time of pandemic

Tech giant Google has decided to provide greater visibility to virtual health care options by introducing new features on Google Search and Google Maps.

How to view 3D animals in AR with Google search
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How to view 3D animals in AR with Google search

Google allows users to customise the size and place of the 3D animals.

Google search for coronavirus will now provide safety tips, latest updates and more from WHO
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Google search for coronavirus will now provide safety tips, latest updates and more from WHO

The death toll in China's novel coronavirus outbreak on Friday climbed to 213 with the number of confirmed cases totaling to 9,692.