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Google is adding ‘activity cards’ to give your search history purpose

This is actually pretty helpful.

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Google is adding some new functionality to Chrome searches and it uses your search history to accomplish it.

Ever find yourself endlessly scrolling through your search history to find a random article or recipe that you saw days back only to give up because it is just so much there? Have you tried to search the same subject matter in hopes of finding it organically?

If so, and if you’ve ever come up empty, this new update is for you. With rollouts underway, Google will now use something it is referring to as “activity cards” to give your search history more meaning.

How it works

According to Google’s Andrew Moore, “If you’re logged into your Google account and search for topics and hobbies like cooking, interior design, fashion, skincare and beauty, fitness, photography and more, you may find an activity card at the top of the results page that provides easy ways to continue your exploration.”

Basically, let’s say you search for a recipe and find yourself looking for it again. You search the same query again and instead of just getting a list of search results, you’ll get that, plus a “card” at the top that encourages you to check your related activity.

Here you’ll find links you’ve previously visited associated with the subject. You’ll also be able to save these activity card links for later viewing by long pressing the link in the card. You can also delete the link if you’d prefer it not to pop up again in the future.

Google notes the service is rolling out this week and will be available on the English Google app and mobile web.

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