Google’s “Did you mean” feature is a handy way to avoid having to remember how to spell things. They tend to show up mostly in PC and web search results, but you have probably never seen it appear in the Google app for Android. But now some Android users are seeing this behavior on the Android app version of Google Search and see it before you’ve even completed your search.
New reports claim the Google app for PC and Android has been suggesting corrections using the dreaded “did you mean” phrase we all know way too well. This is interesting not because it’s a previously unseen feature of Google Search on Android, but because it also isn’t present on Google Search on the web and in Chrome.
Some Android Users Are Seeing ‘Did You Mean…’ Corrections In Google Search Suggestions
If you make a mistake while using Google Search on your desktop browser, the correction won’t show up in the suggestions, only in the results. This addition to the Android app version link may inform more widespread changes to come.
Only Some Android Users Are Seeing ‘Did You Mean’ Corrections:
Google has been known to run experiments with search results, and since a huge portion of Google Search for Android’s behavior is handled server side, we might never see evidence of any changes in the App itself. This feature only appears to be on certain devices, so it may be a slow rollout on Google’s part, or it may simply be an A/B test to see how users like it.
Is this the future of Google Search? Is it just Google going crazy and testing out some things sooner than they should have? We are not sure, but it would be lovely to see something like this coming to more Google services. Little upgrades like this one may seem insignificant, but they save users time, and one can no longer live without them after they enter your life.