Google test ditches search result pages for single expandable ‘load more’ page

Google could be plotting a major change to how search results are displayed.

The company is reportedly conducting a test that replaces individual search result pages with a single “load more” page on mobile.

If, for instance, you use Google to search for a recipe and don’t find anything that tickles your fancy on the first page of results, you’ll be able to tap a button to display the results from the next page on the page you’re already on.

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It essentially means you’ll be able to view a lot more search results on a single screen, without having to flick back and forward between multiple pages.

As it requires you to tap a button, you also have more control over how much content loads up than you do with something like infinite scrolling on the Facebook News Feed or Instagram picture stream, which is totally automatic.

The change was spotted by Android Community, which says it’s a server-side test, so you can’t actually force the Google Search app to let you try it out.

As it’s currently just a test, there’s no way of knowing if the changes will ever roll out officially.

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