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Google search adds activity cards to make browsing your history easier

Pick up where you left off or avoid going over the same results.

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Google wants to help you pick up old searches.

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Google is making it easier to continue your old searches by adding activity cards

When you do a repeat search on mobile, the new feature will show links to pages you've visited previously and searches you've already made.


The links show up under the "Your related activity" dropdown menu at the top of your results page, letting you either pick up an old search thread or avoid going over the same ground.

"If you're logged into your Google account and search for topics and hobbies like cooking, interior design, fashion, skincare and beauty, fitness, photography and more, you may find an activity card at the top of the results page that provides easy ways to continue your exploration," Andrew Moore, Google's product manager for search, said Thursday in a blog post.

You can mark a page to check out later by touching the activity card link to add it to a collection, which can be accessed by tapping the menu on the top left of the mobile web search page or on the bottom bar of the Google app.

A link can be deleted or activity cards can be turned off completely by tapping the three-dot icon at the top right.

It'll start rolling out Thursday on mobile web and on the English version of the Google app in the US. We've asked Google about a wider rollout on the app, but it didn't reveal any plans.

This week, the search giant made its second official appearance at CES in Las Vegas, mostly showcasing its Google Assistant digital helper software.

First published Jan. 10 at 3:43 a.m. PT.
Update, 8 a.m. PT: Adds Google response regarding a wider rollout.