Google Search now lets Android users directly install apps from results

Google Search now lets Android users directly install apps from results

Google Search is already emerged as a one-stop place for all your research, whether it’s on entertainment, music or movies. But now, Google Search has been updated to let Android users directly install apps from search results.

With the new change, as first reported by AndroidPolice, Android users will now be able to install any of their favourite apps directly by searching their names in Google app. This is something different from the past as it does not even access the Play store for downloading the apps. Also, it uses the built-in ‘Install’ button on the search results to enable one-tap installation.

Google Search with 'Install' button to directly install Android apps

Google Search with ‘Install’ button to directly install Android apps (Image Source: AndroidPolice)

Google Search got the option for developers to list their Android apps in search results back in April last year. That was a result of the updated app indexing function on the search engine.

Using the same app indexing, Google app is now started offering the option to install Android apps. This reduces the time in installing apps as you just need to open Google app or simply use the “OK Google” hotword and then type the name of your required apps to install it directly from the search results.

App developers need to enable app indexing function on their apps to make them visible on search results. This will also enhance the existing ranking of their apps.

Google Search with the new app installation feature is presently limited available to a few Android users. However, it would be rolled out to the masses in the coming future. The change would also be implemented on Google’s web search engine to let users install apps directly from Chrome or any other web browser on their Android devices.

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