Google squeezed ‘topics’ suggestions into desktop search results

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In case you missed it, Google has redesigned the top of its search interface on the desktop to include a list of related “topics” designed to help you refine your search. What used to be a row of tabs allowing you to filter your search for things like “News,” “Images,” “Videos,” or “Shopping” is now a row of pill-shaped icons that adds topics to the old filters, which still appear.

Google initially announced the feature for mobile in December and, as early as last month, had made it available on desktop for every search made in English in the US. That rollout had been gradual and was earlier spotted by 9to5Google. The feature subsequently appears to have started rolling out internationally since, as of this week, I’m now seeing it for…

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