Google simple announced a trio of features for its Chrome browser to enable “more useful suggestions.” Some of these tools are for the smartphone app, while others work with the standard computer browser.

First, Chrome desktop users get new search suggestions that pull from what others have used the browser to search for. The browser will still remember your recent queries and auto-fill related search suggestions, but you’ll also see user-generated options to the right of these usual auto-complete suggestions, under a section labeled “People are also searching.”

Chrome users on iOS and Android will now see more images to accompany suggested searches. In the past, Chrome only displayed images for search suggestions in the address bar that exactly matched a specific query, with Google giving the example of “Isanti dining table.” Now, broader searches—say, “bohemian table”—will match an image to any option in the dropdown menu. A picture is worth a thousand words, right?

An image of Chrome's new image feature.


Perhaps the most puzzling new feature is that Chrome for iOS and Android is getting an optimization tool that allows searching even when users have a poor network connection. Google doesn’t reveal how this works, just saying it’s due to “enhanced device capabilities.” The company says that search will continue to work with a “poor” connection, so it’s likely that some level of connection will still be required.

All three of these features are available today, so take advantage. These are just the latest tools for the search engine, as Google seems to be constantly changing the service. The company recently added a and a