Below are 10 things you can quickly get answered when searching on Google (click on any of the underlined items to try it out):
Want to quickly know the weather forecast where you are? Simply search the word weather to see the weather in your location. Add a city name, like weather seattle, to find weather for a certain place elsewhere in the world.
Is the grocery store open yet? Type the business name and city into Google and you can find out the store’s operating hours as well as lots of information such as address, phone number, website, and more!
Want to know how to say hello in Japanese? Just type the word or phrase, then the word translate, then the language you want it translated into. For example, hello translate to Japanese. Google also has an audio button so you can hear how to correctly pronounce the word and/or phrase.
Some fun Google tricks (note: most work best on a computer):
Search do a barrel roll, and hold onto your desk for dear life (only works on a computer).
Search askew, and you’ll have to tilt your head to read your results.
Search Google in 1998, and be whisked away back in time to what search results looked like pre-2000 (again, works best on a computer).
Search pacman to spend a few minutes playing one of the most iconic video games of all time.
Search bubble level (only works on a smartphone) and you can use your phone as a level to make sure the picture you’re hanging is perfectly straight.
Whether it's checking in on a flight, seeing if your local grocery store is still open, or looking up the definition of a word... Google has you covered.
Below are some additional articles and resources if you want to learn more about what you can do using Google Search: