On Mobile, Google Now Allows You To Handwrite What You’re Searching For
Handwrite on Google Search
If you’re a smartphone or android user and you use Google on your phone, well here’s a little tip you may not know about – You can handwrite what you’re looking for!
It started with typing your query, then voice queries, then image based queries… and now you can hand-write your queries on Google – pretty cool hey?
All you have to do is place your finger on the Google home page and use your finger to write. Google will use its handwriting technology to convert the handwriting to text.
To enable it, go to Google.com or Google.co.uk on your mobile or tablet device and click on “Settings” at the bottom of the screen (or for tablets at the top right) and enable “Handwrite.” Then refresh your page on your device and start writing!
Once you have this function enabled, the homepage will allow you to write your search query. Also, on the search results pages you can activate the screen by clicking on the “Handwrite icon” at the bottom right of the screen. Here is a more detailed help document on handwrite instructions and here is a tips document from Google on this new feature.
Here’s a short video from Google about this new feature: