Google testing new tool to check internet speeds directly in search results

Powered by Measurement Labs, Google's latest widget was surfaced via a search for "check internet speed."

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Google appears to be testing a new widget that lets users check their internet speed directly in search results.

As shown in this screen shot shared via a tweet from Moz marketing scientist Dr. Pete Meyers, a Google search for “check internet speed” returned the internet speed test widget with a “Run Speed Test” button.

Powered by Measurement Labs, Google’s internet speed widget seems to be in test mode, as it doesn’t display for all users entering the same “check internet speed” search phrase.

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