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Nov282017

Google Search Adds ‘Finace’ Tab Across Mobile and Desktop, Drops Portfolio from Google Finance

Image Credit: Drew Tarvin

For those with interest in finance and stocks Google is introducing an expanded finance experience through a new search navigation tab called “Finance” directly inside search results across desktop and the mobile.

On this page, will appear all the latest market news with in-depth insights about companies and performance information about their stocks, so you can choose to follow, or get recommendations on other stocks to follow, related news, market indices, and currencies.

To get through the new experience, you can either visit google.com/finance, or click “more” after entering a finance-related information query on Google Search, or “Market summary” in the finance section of Search.

In the GIF animation below, you can this new Finance tab on Google Search:

New Finance Tab on Google Search

With this launch, the company notes, it has retired a few features of Google Finace, including portfolio, ability to download portfolio, and historical tables.

To access a list of stocks from your portfolio, you can access them through “Your Stocks” tab in the search result, and can also opt to get notifications about notable changes on their performance.

In another search results related improvements Google has now begun showing new labels for PDFs and PPTs across mobile and desktop.

Google has started showing information about local business in some knowledge panel results with addition of two additional tabs above the local panel for (a) locations (b) about, and sometimes (c) Google Posts.

In the screenshot below you can see a search result for [kfc] brings up locations for nearby KFC outlets and an “about” tab for knowledge panel information about the chain.

According to report, it looks Google may combine knowledge graph data and local panel in mobile search results for businesses that have a knowledge panel displayed for their brand name search and local presence in the user’s area, reports Sergey Alakov who spotted it first (via SEL).

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