46 incredible Google features (from A-Z)
Google is the most popular search engine in the world, and it has some amazing features you might not know about yet.
November 9, 2022
Google is a powerful search engine. It’s the most popular search engine in the world, and for good reason – it has some amazing features you might not know about yet. In this blog post, we will discuss 45 Google features that you will definitely want to know about. These features are sure to make your life easier and your Google experience more fun!
1. Google Ads
Google Ads is a great way to promote your business online. But did you know that you can also use it to create personalized advertisements? Simply go to the Google Ads site, click the Create a new ad button, and enter your ad details. Google Ads will then take care of the rest!
2. Google Calendar
Google Calendar is a great way to keep track of your events and appointments. But did you know you can also use it to set reminders? Simply click the Add Reminder button and enter your reminder details. You can set the reminder to go off at a specific time or to go off before an event in your calendar.
3. Google Alerts
Google Alerts is a great tool that lets you keep track of any new mentions of your name or business online. Just head to the Google Alerts website, enter the keywords you want to be alerted for, and hit enter. Google will then email you whenever it finds a new mention of those keywords online. It’s a great way to keep track of what people are saying about you online.
4. Google Analytics
Google Analytics is a great tool that allows you to track your website traffic. But did you know that you can also use it to track your social media traffic? Simply go to the Google Analytics website, click on the Admin tab, then select the Social tab. From here, you can see the traffic your website is generating from different social media websites.
5. Google Arts & Culture
Google Arts & Culture is an app that lets you discover and learn about art from around the world. You can browse artwork by artist, style, or location, and you can even see how your face compares to famous artwork. It’s a fun way to explore the world of art and learn about different styles and artists.
6. Google Assistant
Google Assistant is a voice-activated assistant that you can use to control your devices, ask questions, and more. You can access it by saying OK Google or tapping the microphone button in the search bar.
7. Google Business
Google Business is a great way to promote your business online. You can create a free Google Business listing that will appear in Google Maps results for your area. In addition, your listing will also appear on the Google search engine when people search for businesses in your field. It’s a great way to increase your business visibility and reach more potential customers online.
8. Google Classroom
Google Classroom is a tool that allows teachers to create and manage online classrooms. Teachers can post assignments, announcements, and resources for their students, and students can submit their work and communicate with their teachers online.
9. Google Cloud
Google Cloud is a suite of cloud services that includes a number of products, such as Google Compute Engine, Google App Engine, and Google Cloud Storage. Google Cloud is a great way to store and access your data from anywhere in the world. It is also a great way to host your website or blog.
10. Google Developers
Google Developers (formerly Google Code) is Google’s site for software development tools and platforms, application programming interfaces, and technical resources. The site contains documentation on using Google’s developer tools and APIs, including discussion groups and blogs for developers.
11. Google Docs
Google Docs is a great way to create and edit documents. But did you know you can also use it to collaborate with others? Simply create a shared document, invite your family and friends to edit it, then watch them in real time. It’s a great way to get everyone’s feedback on your latest project.
12. Google Drive
Google Drive is a great way to store your files in the cloud. But did you know you can also use it to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations? Just click on the New button and select the type of file you want to create. Then start working on your file and save it to your Google Drive when you’re done. It’s a great way to quickly create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations without having to download additional software.
13. Google Earth
Google Earth is a great tool for exploring the world. You can use it to view satellite images of any location on Earth, and you can even zoom in to see specific buildings or landmarks. It’s a wonderful way to get a closer look at the places that interest you.
14. Google Families
Google Families is a tool designed so that you can contact your loved ones by message or call them from a single place. If you have a group of people you want to communicate with on a regular basis, you can create a meetup group and everyone in the group will be able to communicate with each other easily. It’s a great way to keep in touch with your loved ones, wherever they are.
15. Google Finance
Google Finance is a service that allows users to track the performance of stocks and currencies. Google Finance can be used to monitor the performance of individual stocks, as well as entire markets. You can also use it to track your portfolios and see how your investments are performing. Google Finance also offers a range of features for investors, including news, stock charts, and access to analyst ratings and earnings data.
16. Google Fonts
Google Fonts is a great way to add fonts to your documents, websites, and presentations. But did you know that you can also use it to create custom fonts? Just go to the Google Fonts website, select the font you want to use, then click the Create button. Google Fonts will then give you three options: you can create a web font, a desktop font, or a mobile font. Select the type of font you want to create, then enter the details. Google Fonts will take care of the rest!
17. Google Forms
Google Forms is a great way to create polls. You just need to configure your survey settings and share it with your friends or students. It’s a great way to test the knowledge of those around you or your students.
18. Google Hangouts
Google Hangouts is a great way to communicate with your family, colleagues and friends. You can message or call them all from one place. If you have a group of people you want to communicate with on a regular basis, you can create a meetup group and everyone in the group will be able to communicate with each other easily.
19. Google Images
Google Images is a great way to find images of anything you can think of. Did you know that you can also use it to search for images similar to a specific image? Simply go to the Google Images website, click the Search by Image button, then upload or enter the URL of the image you want to use. Google will then show you a list of similar images. It’s a great way to find similar images when you’re not sure what keywords to use.
20. Google Jigsaw
Jigsaw is a unit within Google that explores threats to society and develops technology that inspires scalable solutions. They look for high-impact interventions, or focus on helping a specific group of people – journalists, civil society or activists, for example. Their focus areas address some of the most complex challenges facing the world today.
21. Google Keep
Google Keep is a great way to keep track of your thoughts. You can also simply create a shared note, add the information you want to share, then invite your family and friends to view it. They’ll be able to view it on any device, and they can even add their own notes and ideas.
22. Google Maps
Google Maps is ideal for getting directions from one place to another. You can also use it to get information about specific places. Just type the address or name of a place in the search bar and hit enter. Then click on the Info tab and you will be able to see all sorts of information about that location, such as its opening hours, contact details, etc.
23. Google Meet
Google Meet is perfect for having online meetings with your colleagues or friends. You can invite them to join your meeting by sending them a link, and they can join from any device.
24. Google My Activity
Google My Activity is a great way to track the websites you’ve visited, the searches you’ve done, and the videos you’ve watched. You can also use Google My Activity to see how often you use certain Google services and to delete activities that you no longer wish to be tracked.
25. Google News
Google News is a way to keep up to date with the latest news. But did you know you can also use it to create personalized news alerts? Simply go to the Google News website, click on the Alerts tab, then enter the keywords you want to be alerted about. Google will then email you whenever there is a new article about those keywords.
26. Google Opinion Rewards
Google Opinion Rewards is an app that rewards you for sharing your opinions. All you need to do is sign up for the app and then you will be given surveys to complete. For every survey you complete, you will earn cash which can be redeemed for gift cards or other prizes.
Google.org is a nonprofit organization founded by Google in 1999. It is dedicated to using the power of technology to help address some of the world’s greatest challenges, such as climate change, poverty and disease.
28. Google Patents
Google Patents is a great way to search for patents and patent applications. You can also use it to get information on specific patents.
29. Google Photos
Google Photos is a safe way to store your memories online. But did you know you can also use it to share photos with family and friends? Simply create a shared album, add the photos you want to share, then invite your family and friends to view them. They’ll be able to view them on any device, and they can even download them for offline viewing.
30. Google Play
Google Play is a great place to find apps, games, music, and books. You can also use it to find TV shows and movies.
31. Google Podcasts
Google Podcasts is a tool that allows you to listen to podcasts. You can search for podcasts by topic or browse featured podcasts, new podcasts, and top 50 podcasts.
32. Google Santa Tracker
Every year, Google creates a Santa Tracker website that allows users to track Santa Claus as he delivers gifts to children around the world. The website includes a fun game that allows users to help Santa deliver gifts, as well as a map showing where Santa is at any given time. It’s a fun way for kids and adults to get into the Christmas spirit!
33. Google Scholar
Google Scholar is a great way to find scientific articles online. You can use it to find articles on any topic, and it even includes a citation tool so you can easily create citations for your articles. This is an excellent resource for students and researchers who need to find reliable information for their work.
34. Google Search Central
Google Search Central is a great resource for all things Google Search. You can find tips and tricks for using the search engine, as well as information on the different features available. You can also learn more about the different Easter eggs hidden in the search engine and find out how to use them.
35. Google Search Console
Google Search Console is a great tool that allows you to track the search engine performance of your website. You can use it to see how many people have searched for your website on Google, how many pages of your website have been indexed by Google, etc.
36. Google Sheets
Google Sheets is a great way to create spreadsheets. You can also use it to create tables and graphs. It’s a great way to quickly visualize your data for better understanding.
37. Google Shopping
Google Shopping is a great way to find the best deals on the items you need. You can also use it to compare prices between different stores by typing the name of the product you want to buy. Google will show you a list of prices from different stores. It’s a great way to make sure you’re getting the best deal possible.
38. Google Sites
Google Sites is a great way to create websites for your family, friends or business. You can build a website in minutes and you don’t need any coding knowledge. Plus, you can access your website from any device, so you can update it wherever you are.
39. Google Sky
Google Sky is a fun Google tool that lets you explore the night sky. You can see stars, planets, and galaxies in real time, and even zoom in to get a closer look.
40. Google Sunroof Project
Google has developed a new project called Sunroof. The project is designed to help homeowners understand the sun exposure of their roofs so they can decide if solar panels are a viable option for them. Sunroof uses data from Google Maps and NASA to calculate the amount of sun exposure a roof gets. The data is then used to create a report showing how much money the homeowner could save by installing solar panels.
41. Google Support
Google Support is a great resource for finding help with Google products. You can find answers to common questions, learn how to use Google products, and more. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for on the support website, you can always contact Google Support for help. They are available 24/7 and are happy to help!
42. Google Translate
Google Translate is a great tool that allows you to translate text from one language to another. Did you know you can use it to translate entire websites? Just go to the Google Translate website, enter the URL of the site you want to translate, and you’re done! The site will be translated into the language of your choice.
43. Google Trends
Google Trends is a tool that lets you see the popularity of keywords and phrases over time. You can use it to see the popularity of a particular topic, or you can use it to see the trend of a particular keyword or phrase. It’s a great way to see if a particular topic is getting more or less popular, and it’s also a way to find new keywords and phrases to use in your marketing campaigns.
44. Grow with Google
Grow with Google is a suite of tools that provides everything you need to grow your online business. It includes a website builder, online marketing courses, and a tool that helps you track your website traffic.
45. Think with Google
Think with Google is a website operated by Google that provides marketing and advertising information and resources. It’s a great resource for anyone who wants to learn more about how to market their business online. The website has all kinds of resources, such as case studies, white papers, e-books, and more. It is also divided into different sections, such as search, video, display, and purchases. This makes it easy to find the information you need, no matter what type of marketing you’re interested in.
These are just a few of the many cool features Google has to offer. So the next time you’re looking for a quick way to do something, be sure to check Google first. You might be surprised at what you find.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Determined, ambitious and passionate, Laurie-Anne Nault has already acquired several years of experience in administration and customer service. She joined the Turko Marketing team in October 2021 to fulfill the role of administrative manager and social media manager.