Search the web on Chrome

With Google Chrome on your computer or mobile device, you can enter your search words right in the address bar (also called the "omnibox"). As you type, you'll see suggested phrases or URLs to complete what you're typing.

See search suggestions

When you start typing in the address bar, you may see the following icons next to your search suggestions:

  • Bookmark - Your bookmarked sites
  • Search suggestions - Popular searches (predictions) that contain the words you're typing
  • Blank page icon - Sites from your browsing history

Search tips for Chrome on your computer

  • Search words or images: Highlight a word, phrase, or image and right-click it (or control-click on a Mac). Then select the option to search for it with your default search engine. For example, you might see something like "Search Google for 'emperor penguin'" or "Search Bing for this Image."

  • Paste and search: Highlight a word or phrase and copy it. When you're ready to search, right-click the address bar (or control-click on a Mac) and select Paste and search.

  • Search by voice: Set up “Ok Google” to search by voice without typing or clicking.

  • Highlight and drag search (Windows only): Highlight a word or phrase and drag it to the address bar. Chrome will automatically display the search results for your highlighted text.

Search tips for Chrome on a mobile device

Chrome for Android

Search by voice

Set up “Ok Google” to search by voice without typing or clicking.

Search by touch

This feature is only available on some Android devices.

If there's a word or phrase on a webpage that you want to learn more about, you can simply touch it to search for it on the web. Here's how:

  1. Touch any word on a webpage to highlight it.
  2. You'll see a panel appear at the bottom of the page. Swipe the panel up to see search results for the highlighted area.
Chrome for iOS

Search by voice

Set up “Ok Google” to search by voice without typing or clicking.

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