Google app on iOS updated with expanded 3D Touch support

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The Google app on iOS has today been updated to version 18.0, expanding support for 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. While the app first gained support for 3D Touch back in December, today’s update brings the feature to more aspects of the app.

Google says that deep pressing on search result titles and map results will now offer a preview of what is on the linked page. Because 3D Touch is integrated with peek and pop, pressing harder on search results will “pop” users into the full page. Additionally, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users can deep press on the “G” button in the bottom bar to instantly begin a search from anywhere within the app. Users without a 3D Touch-capable device can long press for the same result.

The full changelog for version 18 of the Google app on iOS can be seen below, while the app itself is available on the App Store.

  • 3D Touch previews — use 3D Touch? Now you can hard press on search result titles and map results to quickly see a preview of the page. Press even harder to open the full page.
  • You can also long press or hard press on the “G” button in the bottom bar to instantly start a search from any webpage or search results page.
  • Thank you for playing the 2016 Doodle Fruit Games! Though the games have come to a close, please stay tuned for more Doodles and games in the future.

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