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 quickly by voice

If you frequently search by voice, 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 within a web page

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

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Open a web page.
  3. Tap More Moreand then Find in page.
  4. Type your search term.
  5. Tap Search Search.
  6. Matches are highlighted. You can see where all the matches are located on a web page using the markers on the scrollbar.

Search for words on a web page

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

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

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, 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 phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Tap More Organize and then Settings.
  3. Tap Google services and then Touch to Search.
  4. Turn Touch to Search on or off.

Tip: You can also turn on "Include surrounding text in Google searches" to improve your search results.

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 more info about what kind of plant it is and find similar images.

Before you start:

To learn more about an image:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, 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 copied images from the web

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

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Chrome app Chrome.
  2. Touch and hold an image on a web page.
  3. Tap Copy image.
  4. Tap the address bar. You'll find the copied image as a search option.

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