Google recently released its real-time search option, online and for iPhone and Android smart phone devices, enabling users to receive search results as they happen.
How does it work? When users enter a search term, results are automatically updated from live Tweets, news articles, Yahoo Answers and web pages. If users do not want to continue receiving live results, a pause option stops the search results from refreshing. Additionally, users are able to filter search results to just status updates from sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
Another feature of Google’s live search is the trending topics, similar to Twitter’s, including topics from the “hour” and “day.”
Over the next few days, the search engine will roll the option out to users.