Google iOS Search App Gets iMessage Extension, Safari Related Content & iPad Drag/Drop Support

Mar 6, 2018 - 7:53 am 1 by
Filed Under Google

Google Mobile Redirection

Google announced they have upgraded the iOS Google search app to bring three new features. Specifically the ability to search and share directly in iMessage, to look for related content in the Safari browser and drag and drop support for iPads.


To see the iMessage change, tap the iMessage apps drawer, and tap on Google app icon. Then you can tap on the icon for "Food" or "Nearby" to share your locations, or perform a search and share a card directly into the messages.

Google Search Imessage App

Safari Related Content

You can tap on the Search Google icon from the share menu while viewing a web page in Safari to show related content. Here is a GIF of it in action:

IMG 2 Safari Action Extension

iPad Drag and Drop Support

With an iPad in iOS 11, you can now drag and drop to quickly and easily move text, images and links to and from the Google app. If you are in the Google App, you can tap and hold to pick up the link and drag it into iMessage to share with a friend or in Notes or other applications. Here is a GIF showing it off:

IMG 3 Drag N Drop

Forum discussion at Google+.


Popular Categories

The Pulse of the search community


Search Video Recaps

Google Spam Update, Volatility & Indexing Bug, AI Overviews, Google Maps Exploit, Ads, Applebot - YouTube
Video Details More Videos Subscribe to Videos

Most Recent Articles

Search Forum Recap

Daily Search Forum Recap: June 21, 2024

Jun 21, 2024 - 10:00 am
Search Video Recaps

Search News Buzz Video Recap: Google Spam Update, Volatility & Indexing Bug, AI Overviews Tracking & FAQs, Google Maps Exploit, Google Ads, AppleBot & More

Jun 21, 2024 - 8:01 am
Google Updates

Google June 2024 Spam Update Takes Target

Jun 21, 2024 - 7:51 am
Google Search Engine Optimization

Google Search Images Go Missing? Might Be A Quality Issue.

Jun 21, 2024 - 7:41 am

Google Posts Safe Search FAQs

Jun 21, 2024 - 7:31 am

Google Tests Floating Search Bar In Google Discover

Jun 21, 2024 - 7:21 am
Previous Story: Meet Up With Google's Gary Illyes At Hilton Garden Inn Gurgaon New Delhi