We want to make it easier for you to find the information you need without having to type it out on your phone. "Touch to Search" was introduced in the chrome app forANDROID a few years ago Touch to Search lets you do things like press on specific words on web pages to quickly search them, whether it's to learn more about a place of interest or get help with atranslation.

Touch to Search can be useful when you are on the go.

1. Get faster translations.

If you're looking at the menu of a new restaurant and see a French phase you don't understand, that's a problem. You can see a translation on the bottom of your screen if you press on the word. You can use the bar to find a search result for the word you chose. It's possible to translate a full page in your language.

Image of Pixel 6 device with a French word “nouvelles fonctionnalites” being translated into English in Chrome browser

Touch to Search can help you understand a person, word or place you are unfamiliar with. Touch to Search will show you a card if you press on the word in question.

Image of Pixel 6 device with the word “Oakland'' highlighted in Chrome browser. There is a description at the bottom of “Oakland” being described as a “City in California”.

Touch to Search is activated when we say "press" on words, so it's easy for you to find what you're looking for. We decided to standardize what happens when you tap and when you hold down so you will get the same experience regardless of which gesture you use. If you see a site with a unique interface that doesn't allow tapping words, try holding down.

4. Use more simple settings.

Touch to Search's settings have been updated to give you more control over how the feature is used. You will be more likely to get high quality results if you include surrounding text in your searches.

Image of Pixel 6 devices side by side showing the setting options for the “Touch to Search” feature.

We are always looking for new ways to make it easier to find what you are looking for. There is a feature we are testing out. Touch to Search now has suggestions based on what you have selected to make it easier to learn more about what you have just seen. If you choose the word "San Francisco", we can show you helpful suggestions like "San Francisco population" or "San Francisco events." We are looking at ways to make it easier for people to find information on their phones when using Chrome. Soon, look for more features.