When you’re searching for information, speed matters. We’re always thinking about how to shave milliseconds from every search you do, throughout our products. Last year, we started testing a feature in Chrome to make searching from a new tab faster and simpler. If you use Chrome’s Developer or Beta installs, you may have already seen this in action. Many thanks for your feedback, which has helped us continue to hone the look and feel, and improve average time from query to answer — meaning you can find what you’re looking for even more quickly than before.


These early results are encouraging but we’re still turning dials under the hood. While we work we’ll be expanding to a small set of people using the stable channel of Chrome on Windows, Mac and Chromebooks, who have Google set as default search engine. As this experimental feature includes open APIs, any search engine may integrate with the new ‘new tab’ page in Chrome. Keep the feedback coming.

Posted by Anantica Singh, Product Manager