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Google introduces new 'Discover' feature as Search turns 20

'... Now, a new activity card will help you pick up from where you left off in Search'.

Out of all the memorable content that Dr. Seuss pumped out throughout his life, Oh, The Places You'll Go! has to be one of my favorites.

Google Images was redesigned to weave in "Lens" technology that enables queries based on what is pointed out in pictures.

Google has also announced that it is now preparing for the next 20 years of searches to be equipped with several new features that focus on visual optimizations such as the use of artificial intelligence (AI). You can also create your own collections.

Image Search is improved with a new ranking algorithm to help ensure image results are relevant.

Google is also making Search a more visual experience by adding more "featured videos" at the top of search results.

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While conventional search engines ranked results by counting how many times the search terms appeared on the page, Larry Page and Sergey Bri theorized about a better system that analyzed the relationships among websites.

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Google launched Feed back in December of 2016 via an update to the Google app. Google Feed replaced Google Now and brought with it personalized cards that constantly updated information based on your interests and usage of the Google app, such as sports news, weather, news topics and the like.

The cards won't appear for every search; instead, Google "intelligently" shows it when it's useful.

The Google Lens feature announced in the past for things like the Google Photos app is coming to Google Images, too.

Collections already existed, but it's not clear how many people have been using it. Collections allows users to save and organize content on their phones.

This story's main image shows what milestones Google has achieved and what Kiwis have searched for over the last 20 years.

Next up is something called Activity Cards. Or you could hit the name of the topic to see a bunch of content about it. The Discover feed will display recommended content rather than content that is prioritized in chronological order. If you see it next to a trending topic you can tap it to follow the topic.

The company's rapid growth since incorporation has triggered a chain of products, acquisitions, and partnerships beyond Google's core search engine (Google Search). They're offering more visual content in Search and Google Images including stories including AI generated AMP stories featuring notable people-like celebrities and athletes. It looks and acts similarly to a Pinterest board in that any search you save to it is easily accessible later.

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