Helpful features
Every year, we see trillions of searches. Google's search features ensure that you get the right information at the right time in the format that's most useful to your query. Sometimes it's a web page, and sometimes it's real-world information like a map or inventory at a local store.
The Knowledge Graph gives instant information on people, places, and things.
The Knowledge Graph is our database of more than five billion real-world people, places and things with over 500 billion facts. You can get quick information to questions like “What is the Eiffel Tower?”, “How tall is it?”, “When was it first opened?” and then click to explore across the web.
Directions and traffic show you the best route — right in Search.
It was always pretty obvious that when people searched on Google for an address — for example “Bushwood Road” — that they didn’t want a link to websites mentioning this street. They most likely wanted to know where it was and how to get there. So, Search contains maps when appropriate that can help you get to where you want to go, or more easily locate local businesses and information.
From the current weather to the latest sports scores, useful responses keep you in the know.
Looking for sports scores, stock quotes, weather forecasts, or movie showtimes? Google delivers this to you effortlessly by partnering with specialized information providers. We license their content to provide useful responses right on the Search results page.
Featured Snippets highlight helpful content.
Featured snippets are where we prominently display a page's description — what we call a "snippet." We use this format when our systems determine it might help people more easily discover what they’re seeking, both from the description and when they click on the link to read the page itself. It’s especially helpful for those on mobile or searching by voice.
Our tools for kids & families help make Search safer for everyone.
One of the most important parts of being a kid is asking questions. That’s why we provide tools like content filters and supervision controls to help Google Search be a place the whole family can confidently search for new information.
Discover helps you explore your interests even more.
Even when you don’t have a specific query in mind, you still may want to be inspired by the things you care most about. That’s why we built Discover. Found in the Google app, on Android home screens, and on Google’s mobile homepage, Discover is a personalized feed that helps you explore content tailored to your interests. You can also customize the experience by following topics and indicating when you want to see more or less of a particular topic.