Image credit - The Verge

Image credit – The Verge

Apple’s 3D Touch on the iPhones is useful for shortcuts. For the most part a lot of these shortcuts are functional, but recently it seems that Google has come up with a rather novel way of using the feature. In a recent update to its Google search app on iOS, Google has used 3D Touch to turn its app into a trivia button.

As you can see in the screenshots above, pressing down hard on the app will pull up different options. Apart from the usual image, voice, and quick search features, which are to be expected, the update introduced a new option in the form of, “I’m feeling curious”, which is variant of Google’s “I’m feeling lucky” button.

By choosing this option, it will launch your browser to Google’s website where a random question will be posed and answered. For example in the trivia in the screenshot above, it showed users the answer to who was the first woman to ever be awarded the Nobel Prize. Other fun facts includes answers to what causes the aurora, how many hairs are on our heads, and etc.

The latest update to the Google app can be found in the iTunes App Store, so head on over if you’d like to get your hands on it.

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