Google Homepage is the introductory page of the Google website and it is typically serving as a table of contents to all that Google has to offer. This is the default webpage that loads when you visit the Google website.
Over the years, the homepage has made very notable changes on its homepage. There are a lot of features on the current homepage. These features help you explore what Google has in-store. Let us educate ourselves on what Google is about.
How to Get to the Google Homepage
To get access to the Google Homepage on your desktop or mobile device, you need to follow through with these few steps.
- Turn on your mobile device or computer and locate and open your browser.
- Type in google.com in the space provided for the URL.
And just like that, you will be automatically taken to the Google Homepage.
What is Google
Google is an Internet search engine that uses a proprietary algorithm to retrieve and organize search results to provide the most relevant and dependable sources of data possible. Google was founded on September 8th, 1998 by Larry Page and Sergey Brin and has since then grown from just a graduating project to a worldwide tool.
The Google website is www.google.com and the full meaning of GOOGLE is the Global Organization of Oriented Group Language of Earth. The mission statement of Google is “To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”. Google is now the number one search engine in the world. The current Google has been there since 2015. And now back to the Google Homepage.
Features of Google Homepage
Now, to the main reason for this article. There are several features on the Google Homepage. This guide will tell you about the features of the Google Homepage and how they work.
One important feature is Google Search. This is a space where you impute the keyword you want to search or a website you want to access. The words “Search Google or type a URL” is written in the search space. All you need to do is click or tap on it and impute what you want to and allow Google to do the rest.
The Google voice search is also another feature on the Google Homepage. The Google Voice Search is a voice-activated feature. It listens to your voice and searches out what you want Google to look for. This can be used instead of typing your keywords. To use this feature, follow these steps.
- Go to google.com. This will take you to the Google Homepage.
- Click or tap on the little microphone icon in the Google search space. A menu would pop up.
- Click “Allow” to permit Google to use your PC’s microphone.
- Now tap on the microphone icon and voice your keyword(s).
And the feature is set to go on your PC or mobile device.
The Gmail on the Google Homepage is more like a shortcut to access your Gmail account. It is located on the top-right corner of the homepage. Just by clicking or tapping on it “Gmail” icon, you will get to the Gmail page where you can sign in to your Gmail account and even sign up for a new account.
Another option is Images. It is on the right-top corner of the Google Homepage. By clicking on it, you have automatically opted for all your Google search results to be images. When you click on the icon, an image default Google Homepage loads. On the new homepage, the search space would have a camera icon beside the microphone icon. This allows you to upload photos of what you want Google to search out for you.
Add shortcut/Most Visited Site
This is a feature on the Google Homepage and it has a “+” icon on top of it. The feature allows you to add websites and pages you want to access easily. To do this, follow these few steps.
- Go to the Google Homepage.
- Click on the “+” icon. The add shortcut menu would pop up.
- Impute the name of the website or page. You can also use any name you desire.
- Impute the URL of the site or page.
- Then you can click on “Done”.
The name displays as an icon on the Google Homepage under the search space. By clicking on the icon, you would be taken to that site instead of having to type in the URL and search it out.
On the contrary, for the most visited sites, Google automatically bookmarks and saves the URL of the site you frequently visit. This would save the time to type in the URL.
The app’s icon has a series of apps that are affiliated with Google. By clicking on it, a menu containing these apps, you will find and have access to them.
The customize feature allows you to edit the look of your Google Homepage to your personal taste. You can customize your background look; change from “add shortcuts” to “most visited sites and use different colors and themes homepage.
How do I change my Home page back to Google Chrome?
To change your homepage back to Google Chrome, follow these steps:
- Open Google Chrome.
- Click the three dots in the top right corner of the browser window.
- Select “Settings.”
- Scroll down to the “Appearance” section.
- Under the “Show Home button,” make sure the checkbox is checked.
- In the text box below, enter the URL of the website you want to use as your homepage.
- Click “Save.”
Your homepage should now be set to Google Chrome.