Google Renames “Updates” To “Realtime” On Left Bar

Google has renamed one of the items on the left hand bar of the search results. The left bar was launched in May 2010 when Google completely revamped their search interface.

The bar contains relevant search filters for your query. Some times it had a filter named “Updates,” when used, it would show you search results discovered in Google’s real time search index. That button has now been renamed to “Realtime”.

Here are before and after pictures:


Google Updates Now Real Time Button


Google Updates Now Real Time Button

Hat tip to Tim Cohn for spotting this and letting us know.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Google: User Interface


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  • Mick Higgins

    They also have removed the left margin. Youw ill only notice this when performing searches when not logged into any google account. The right margin is enlarged leaving a lot of real estate for future google developments or products. Read more in my post on the topic

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