Google Tests Magnifying Glass Footer Overlay In Mobile Search

Jun 7, 2021 • 7:51 am | comments (2) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google Magnifying Glass

Google is testing displaying a magnifying glass that overlays on the right bottom section of the mobile search results. When you scroll through the mobile search results, this magnifying glass icon shows up that you can click on to refine your query.

This was spotted by Vlad Rappoport and he shared the screenshot with me on Twitter:

Google Mobile Search Right Footer Magnifying Glass

Here is a video from Brodie Clark of this in action:

I tried to replicate it but I was unable to. Vlad said "Google testing corner placement of a magnifying glass in the SERPs. Pressing on simply let’s you modify your search query."

Google recently tested removing the magnifying glass icon from the desktop search box recently.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: Here is another variation of this, with a smaller magnifying glass and text that says "edit search."

Here is another:

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