Google has updated of the Google Autocomplete feature. The autocomplete operates by predicting searches as you are typing your search keyword or set of keywords. With their Google Instant, autocomplete suggestions improves and accelerates your search experience according to the company. This latest update targets to further improve the feature with searches that has been rarely or even never been searched before.
The autocomplete feature's suggestions or predictions are based on its observation of the most popular searches run by people on Google. The company says that a great number of the queries they receive tend to be hardly searched for previously. Hence, this makes “it difficult to provide predictions based on popularity.” for those type of searches. Elaborating the update made especially for such queries, a software engineer says,
“Now what we’re doing is making predictions based on only part of your search—specifically, the last word or words. While few people have searched for [florida state senate building], many more have searched for [state senate building]. By looking at just the last part of what you’ve typed into the box, in this case “state senate bui,” we can generate a prediction for “building.” You’ll see a dropdown box below the end of your search with predictions for just that word.”
According to the software engineer, the updated feature will particularly help while running long queries as such queries are likely to be more unusual too. To select the suggested query, you simply click on the suggestion or arrow down or up and hit enter as before.
The update is in effect for all the English language users of the search engine around the world. Other language users can expect this new update in the near future as the company makes some more improvements and runs some more tests on the feature.