Search the web on Chrome

You can quickly find what you’re looking for on the Internet, in your bookmarks, and in your browsing history.
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. In the address bar, type your search.
  3. Tap the result, Go, or Continue Continue.

Tip: As you type, you may get suggestions based on your web and app activity. You can delete individual suggestions from your search history or hide sections of suggestions based on your activity when they appear. Learn more about your activity.

Search by voice

If you search by voice often, the right of the search bar may display the shortcut Voice search Microphone. If it doesn't, and you want to add Voice search Microphone:

  1. Tap More More and then Settings and then Toolbar shortcut.
  2. Select Voice search.
Search with a QR Code or barcode
  1. On your Android device, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. On the right of the address bar, tap Google Lens .
  3. In the highlighted box, tap Search with your camera.
  4. Position the QR Code in the box.
  5. Tap the link that pops up on your screen. 
    • To scan a barcode, position it in the box, tap the shutter button, and swipe up to find relevant search results.
"QR Code" is a registered trademark of Denso Wave Incorporated in Japan and other countries.
Search within a page

You can find a specific word or phrase on a web page.

  1. On your Android device, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Open a page.
  3. Tap More More and then Find in page.
  4. Enter your search term.
  5. Tap Search Search.
    • Matches are highlighted. To find all the matches on a page, use the markers on the scrollbar.
Search for words

You can find more info about a specific word or phrase on a page with Touch to Search.

Important: To use Touch to Search, Google must be set as your default search engine.

  1. On your Android device, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Open a page.
  3. To highlight a word on a page, tap it or touch and hold it.
  4. To show search results for the highlighted word, tap the panel that opens at the bottom of the page.

Turn Touch to Search on or off

  1. On your Android device, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Tap More Organize and then Settings Settings and then Google services.
  3. Tap Touch to Search.
  4. Turn Touch to Search on or off.
Tip: To improve your search results, you can also turn on Include surrounding text in Google searches.
Search the web with images

You can learn more about an image with Google Lens. For example, you can use a picture of a plant to search for what kind of plant it is or find similar images.

Before you start:

To learn more about an image:

  1. On your Android device, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Go to any site with the image you want to learn more about.
  3. Touch and hold the image.
  4. In the context menu, tap Search with Google Lens.
Search images copied from the web

You can find more info about an image copied to your clipboard from a page.

  1. On your Android device, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. On a page, touch and hold an image.
  3. Select Copy image.
  4. Tap the address bar. You'll find the copied image as a search option.
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