Find useful videos, news, maps, images, shopping and more with Google Related

Google has released a new toolbar Google Related which lets you find useful videos, news, images, shopping and more while you are browsing the web with your web browser. Google Related is available as a Chrome Extension and as a part of Google Toolbar for Internet explorer. This toolbar will be visible in the bottom of the browser as toolbar but will be visible only if it can provide you some Related useful content to the webpage you are browsing like  videos, news articles, maps, reviews, images, web sites etc.

Google announced this “Google Related” on its official blog.

Whether you’re reading a news article, shopping for a new pair of shoes or visiting your favorite musician’s website, Google Related works in the background to find you the most interesting and relevant content on the topics you’re currently viewing. For example, if you visit a restaurant’s website, Related can show you a map, reviews from Google Places, mentions from across the web and other similar eateries that you might want to try.

The related  videos, news articles, maps, reviews, images, web sites and more results will stay in a thin bar at the bottom of the browser and you need to hover over them to open them.  Just click any of those results and it will open in a new browser window. This product or tool is similar to what most blog offer for their articles i.e. similar posts, but its a much more enhanced way of providing you related information from Google based on your browsing.

What you think about this new Google tool? For me its another attempt by Google to integrate all its product into each other so tightly that you stick to one or the other Google website for finding anything or doing anything over the web in your browser. Even though it sounds like monopoly kind of situation, but perhaps it is. Its another source of revenue for Google by integrating its search and other similar products. Also, how happy you are to you start using another toolbar for your browser? As far as I know, most of us hate tool bars.

Enable or disable Google Related

Follow the directions below to enable or disable this feature for all webpages:

  1. Click the Toolbar’s wrench wrench icon.
  2. On the Privacy tab, select (or deselect) the “Use Google Related to discover interesting content about the pages you’re viewing” checkbox.
  3. Click Save.

Visit www.google.com/related to learn more and to get Google Related today.

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