Google Search on desktop will now display search results in a continuous scroll and no longer separate results into pages. Google made the announcement this week after bringing continuous scroll to Search on mobile platforms in October 2021.
It is worth noting this is not an infinite scroll because Google Search will load six pages into a single scroll. However, at the end of that six-page scroll, there will be a “See More” button to load more results.
In an announcement, Google says the change is so far limited to the English language and is only available in the United States. On mobile, the continuous scroll is available globally, so I expect a wider rollout of the desktop integration in the near future.
For site owners who find their website listed below the first page on Google Search, the continuous scroll is helpful. Users are possibly more likely to keep scrolling than they are to click to open another page.
Starting today, we're bringing continuous scrolling to desktop in English in the U.S. so you can continue to see more search results easily. When you reach the bottom of a search results page, you'll now be able to see up to six pages of results. pic.twitter.com/xIuVP24FFm
— Google (@Google) December 5, 2022
Duplex for Web Closure
In other Google news this week, the company announced it will close its Duplex for web service this month.
“As we continue to improve the Duplex experience, we're responding to the feedback we've heard from users and developers about how to make it even better,” a Google spokesperson shared with TechCrunch. “By the end of this year, we'll turn down Duplex on the Web and fully focus on making AI advancements to the Duplex voice technology that helps people most every day.”
Duplex on the Web made its debut in 2019 as a web version of the Duplex phone app that allows customers to make reservations. While the tool initially only allows users to auto filling customer info on a movie theater's website, it soon because more powerful.
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