Google Now To Make Its Way To The Google Home Page?

google search app with google nowAs Alex Chitu from the Google Operating System blog discovered, Google is testing adding Google Now functionality to the Google home page.

Google Now is about getting you the information you want to see, right when you want to see it. For example, if you are in the airport, Google Now would show you the gate information. If you are about to leave for work, Google Now would show you traffic and driving directions. Google Now is available for Android users and Google Glass users, but for users of Google’s home page?

Google’s home page may soon have Google Now functionality. Google can know your location based on your browser settings and it already knows your time and may be able to use your Gmail emails. It can tie it all together and give you Google Now functionality directly on the Google home page.

Here is a picture of what it may look like.


As you know, Google has decided to discontinue iGoogle – can Google Now come in as its replacement when iGoogle officially goes offline on November 1st?

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  • Lola Wolf

    Interesting feature, wonder if it will trigger any privacy arguments. What happens if you change your settings in Google and are on “Do not Track”?

  • Durant Imboden

    It would be nice if users could choose plain-vanilla Web search (the pre-”Universal Search” variety) by clicking “Web” at the top of the page. Google’s SERPs are getting more and more cluttered, and there are times when a person just wants to search for information that isn’t local, social, on video, etc.

  • Andy Scott
  • kiran bhanushali

    So much for keeping the home page sparse.

  • Josh

    Looks like feces.

  • keaner

    none of it works unless you signed it, if your signed in you agree to their terms, problem solved :)

  • Thomas M. Rasinen

    Google AdWords on the home page or more like the old Yahoo days?

  • Aakar Anil

    Yeah, I’ve that homepage on my Chrome Canaray. :)

  • Alan Smith

    Waiting for Google Now, so it will make my life more easier.

  • dany

    Looks a bit too cluttered for me ,kinda gotten used to the usual clean design.I like to have google as my homepage so figured out how to make google my homepage for all browsers.

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