(2019) Latest Google Tricks
Are you sure you know everything Google is capable of? Well, think again. Trust me, Google is much more than a Search Engine.
With so many of Google Search Tips & Tricks, these the are ones I’m sure you never knew off.
Use Google as a Timer and Stopwatch
See, told you, there are some tricks that will amaze you. So, you can use Google as a timer or Stopwatch with a simple query.
Enter a search phrase like “set timer for 15 minutes” and you’ll see Google do just that.
You can use the Stopwatch Tab and use it as a normal stopwatch. All you need to press is to click start and it will start running.
Pinpoint the Time of Sunrise and Sunset
Just type “Sunrise in” or “Sunset in” followed by a geographic location in Google to find out what time you can expect the sun to rise or set.
For example: “Sunset in Mastung.”
Find the Origin of Any Word
Etymology is the study of the origins of words or parts of words and how they have arrived at their current form and meaning.
Google can help with that, too. Put “Etymology + word” to discover the origin of any word.
Results from a Specific Site
Do you want to search any specific query a particular site? Use “query + site:website.com” to get search results only from that specified website.
For example: “best mobile 2018 site:techurdu.net.”
Use AND Operator to Get Results Containing Two Specific Items
If you’re looking for search results that contain both two of your queries, use the AND operator.
For example: “Note 8 AND Note 9.”
Discover Fun Facts
Feeling bored or feeling curious to learn something new? Well, no need to worry Google has got you.
All you need to is to type “fun facts” or “I’m feeling curious” in Google and get some awesome and amazing facts and information.
Look at Old Google Accounts with Inactive Account Manager
Do you want to make a plan for your Google Account in case you pass away or stop using Google?
You can then delete accounts you’re no longer using or make them active again.
Inactive Account Manager is a way for users to share parts of their account data or notify someone if they’ve been inactive for a certain period of time. To set it up, go to your Inactive Account Manager page and click Start.
Report a Gmail User / ID
Unwanted or abusive emails on Gmail can be a serious problem. Though these can be marked as Spam in Gmail Inbox right away, yet, there is another way to report a Gmail User.
You can report them to Google using this form and Google will deal with the problem for you.
StartPage is like an incognito version of the Google search engine. Here, as per the developers, your searches are totally anonymous, and most importantly StartPage pulls results from Google itself. That is why included in Google Search Tricks list.
Unlike the incognito version of Google – which I’m sure you already know, your IP address is not tracked or stored in StartPage, giving you more security.
Make Sure Your Downloads / Visiting Sites are Safe
Wondering about the status of a website or a download whether it is safe or not?
As you can see that Tech Urdu Website,the site you are reading this post, is totally safe to visit.
Google Timeline History
Want to know where you have been in 2018 or years before that? Well, you don’t have to recall the places you visited as Google can do it for you now.
You can use Google Timeline History to see where you have been at a particular date and time.
If you need to be able to track your own whereabouts, then this is a powerful tool.
Check the weather to know if it’s a good time to go out or do something outdoors.
Enter “weather in + geographic location” in Google.
For example: “Weather in Mastung.”
Use Google to Calculate a Tip
Search for “tip calculator” to have Google help you with calculating exactly how much you should leave as a tip.
Google can help you with how much one currency is in another currency.
Type in “amount + currency A to currency B.”
For example: “20 USD to PKR.”
Books Written by Favorite Authors
If you’re looking for books by a specific author, simply type in “books written by + author name.”
For example: “books written by Salman Rushdie.”
You’ll get a carousel showcasing their work.
You can use Google as a calculator if you don’t have one lying around.
Just type in a formula and have Google calculate it for you.
Use Double Quotes to Find an Exact Search Phrase
If you wish to make your search more exacting, you can enclose your search phrase in double quotes.
That will make Google search for results that contain only that exact phrase.
Use OR Operator to Find Two Different Things At Once
Search for two different things at once with the OR operator.
For example: “iphone OR Android.”
Search by File Type
You may be searching for a particular file type on Google.
Enter “query + filetype:extension.”
For example: “Truecaller filetype:apk.“
Find Related Websites
If you’re looking for websites related to a specific website, use “related:website.com.”
For example: “related:facebook.com.”
Google in 1998
Type “Google in 1998” and the search engine will automatically show you what the search engine looked like the year it was created.
Google Trends is an excellent tool for identifying the hottest topics at the moment from around the world.
Google Password Manager
Google Password Manager is one of the most convenient features on Google.
You can have Google save passwords for your various online accounts.
It makes having different passwords for different accounts easier to manage.
Just make sure your Google password itself is both secure and easy enough to recall.
Google Newspaper Archive
Google Newspaper Archive is pretty much the most comprehensive online news file there is.
You can read newspapers from 1798 to present day from all over the world.
Download Search History
You can obtain a list of all the search queries you’ve entered throughout your history of using Google.
This is super helpful if you’re trying to track down a particular webpage you visited but can’t recall the name of.
Adjust Your Ad Settings
Did you know you can choose what type of ads you want to show up on your browser?
Head to ad settings and adjust the ad types you see.
Do a Barrel Roll
If you haven’t tried this yet, get on it.
Type “do a barrel roll” into Google and watch the magic unfold.
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