Google Instant Launched

Google on Wednesday introduced a faster version of its search engine called Google Instant . Google Instant begins displaying results as soon as users type in queries.

According to Google, the feature saves 2 to 5 seconds from user searches since it brings up results nearly as fast as it does for its auto-suggest feature. In fact, it will automatically do a search for the top auto-suggestion before a user has even selected it.

Google estimates that if all its users switch over to the instant interface, it will amount to a savings of 11 hours of searching per second.

Despite the instant results, users are still able to use Google in the traditional sense, by typing in a query and hitting the enter key or search button. Users can also opt out of using it on their search pages, or from the Google Instant search itself.

Currently Google Instant is available on Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Internet Explorer 8. In addition, for the time being, Google Instant is available to users located in the U.S., most of Europe, and Russia. --------

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