Helpful features
Every year, we see trillions of searches. Google's Search features ensure that you get the right information at the right time in the format that's most useful to your query. Sometimes it's a web page, and sometimes it's real-world information like a map or inventory at a local shop.
The Knowledge Graph gives instant information on people, places and things.
The Knowledge Graph is our database of more than five billion real-world people, places and things with over 500 billion facts. You can get quick information to questions like 'What is the Eiffel Tower?', 'How tall is it?' or 'When was it first opened?', and then click to explore across the web.
Directions and traffic show you the best route – directly in Search.
It was always pretty obvious that when people searched on Google for an address – for example 'Bushwood Road' – that they didn’t want a link to websites mentioning this street. They most likely wanted to know where it was and how to get there. So, Search contains maps when appropriate that can help you get to where you want to go, or more easily locate local businesses and information.
From the current weather to the latest sports scores, useful responses keep you updated.
Looking for sports scores, stock quotes, weather forecasts or cinema showtimes? Google delivers this to you effortlessly by partnering with specialised information providers. We license their content to provide useful responses directly on the Search results page.
Featured snippets highlight helpful content.
Featured snippets are where we prominently display a page's description – what we call a 'snippet'. We use this format when our systems determine that it might help people more easily discover what they’re seeking, both from the description and when they click on the link to read the page itself. It’s especially helpful for those on mobile or searching by voice.
Our tools for children and families help make Search safer for everyone.
One of the most important parts of being a child is asking questions. That’s why we provide tools, like content filters and supervision controls, to help Google Search be a place where the whole family can confidently search for new information.
Discover helps you explore your interests even more.
Even when you don’t have a specific query in mind, you may still want to be inspired by the things that you care most about. That’s why we built Discover. Found in the Google app, on Android home screens, and on Google’s mobile homepage, Discover is a personalised feed that helps you explore content tailored to your interests. You can also customise the experience by following topics and indicating when you want to see more or less of a particular topic.