Google has decided to make it easier for users to stay connected with their search history and has released activity cards that can be used for recipes and shopping job searches. All the headaches scrolling down to find something in your browsing history will now be a thing of the past.
What activity cards really are?
On January 9th, 2019, Google released the new Activity Cards; you can check out how the feature works by clicking the “your related activity” option at the very bottom of the Google page. By clicking on that option, you can clearly see your browsing history related to what you’ve searched. If you looked at a new recipe a week or a month ago and now you cannot find it, by searching one ingredient and maybe add the term “recipes,” you should be able to find it again.
Google stated that the feature could be used for almost anything, “whether it’s meal planning for a new food regimen, researching new stretching routines for post-gym recovery, or picking up a new hobby. You might come back to Search to find information on the same topic, hoping to retrace your steps or discover new, related ideas.”
We cannot imagine our daily lives without a search engine, and now it’s easier to do search hunting. Remember all those algorithms that help us on social media to see the relevant pages where we can find what we want? On Google, it’s not that much different – this new update on activity cards does more than just showing your browsing history in a more organized manner.
Let’s say you want to buy a pair of sports shoes which you previously found somewhere, but you don’t remember much about them. Well, here is where the feature comes into play. The list of results shown after the parameters have been entered is compiled from your search history and from items “featured” on pages that you visited. Each card will include the name, price, a picture, and when you last saw them. Also, you can select “more activity,” where you can see recommendations of similar products based on related search parameters or visited websites.
This is one of the ways in which our lives are made easier inside the virtual world. We certainly always wanted to be able to stop our Google sessions in order to be able to focus on work-related activities with the knowledge that when we would back on, Google would help us get back to where we left off.
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