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Google rolls out new tab to search in English and Hindi

Thu, Jun 30, 2016, 05:59 PM
Related image New Delhi, June 30: Targeting the significant Hindi-speaking population in India, search engine giant Google has rolled out a new tab on Google Search for mobilephones that shows results both in English and Hindi at the same time.

“Users in India would now be able to search for information online the same way they live: moving between multiple languages depending on the moment or the audience,” said Shekhar Sharad, Product Manager, International Search in an official blogpost on Wednesday.

Now, one can type a query in English and then flip the tab to read the answer in Hindi.

“For example, if you'd like to ask questions about your favourite movies or celebrities, you can type them in English and then flip the tab to read the answer in Hindi,” Sharad added.

Users can now also look up health-related information and view the results in Hindi.

The Google Search app shows up on most browsers, including Android or iOS mobile phone, and will improve over time.

However, it is not be available on UCBrowser and Opera Mini, the blogpost said.

The feature can be accessed in north Indian states like Bihar, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand, besides Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and West Bengal.
Agency: IANS
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