Several years after Google launched Google Instant, they are killing the default search feature to bring search more inline with mobile devices.
After launching Google Instant — Google’s method of showing search results as you type them — several years ago, Google has removed the feature from search effective today.
Google Instant launched in 2010 under the leadership of Marissa Mayer. Mayer called this change a “fundamental shift in search” and the news was covered across all major media when it launched.
Now with the changes in how searchers use mobile — and over 50% of all Google searches being on mobile — Google decided to do away with this feature.
Now as you type, you will only see search suggestions and then be able to click on those suggestions to see the results. The search results will not load any result pages without clicking on a search suggestion or clicking enter.
Again, this change is to make search “more fluid on all devices” Google says.
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