Moving up from the bottom of an endlessly scrolling list
In the past, unearthing this info required users to scroll to the very bottom of the search results page, an undertaking made even more challenging with the addition of endlessly scrolling search results. Now, this info has been shifted to a more intuitive spot. The desktop version tucks privacy, terms, and a feedback option neatly behind the settings icon at the top of the page. Likewise, users on the mobile web can pinpoint this info behind the menu button in the upper-left corner.
Per Google’s post on the Search Help forums, “We aspire for this alteration to aid users in accessing these actions more expediently, without the necessity to scroll to the very end.”
Meanwhile, Google started testing a fake search bar in the Discover feed earlier this week, making it easier to find differing viewpoints through alternative coverage about a topic in the news aggregator. This came after the search bar in the company’s Android app almost doubled in size and new home screen widgets were added in recent months, showing that Google is still clearly invested in its flagship product: Search.