Some of you might have noticed that in the past few months, when you click on search results in Google, it takes you to a portion of the website where the text relevant to your search is highlighted. Google actually introduced that feature back in 2020, although for those who wanted to take advantage of it, you’d have to download and use an extension in Chrome.
The good news is that it looks like you won’t have to rely on an extension for much longer. This is because last week, Google announced that they are rolling it out as a native feature for Chrome where it will be available on both desktop and Android, and that it will also be coming to iOS soon.
For those unfamiliar with how it works, basically instead of linking the website and users having to search for the portion that’s relevant to them, this creates a link that will jump to the section in the page that’s relevant while highlighting it in yellow. This means that users can save time when browsing websites as they can quickly jump to the parts that answers their question.
All you need to do is highlight a portion of text, right-click it and then click on “link to highlight” to generate a link that you can then share. It is being rolled out as we speak so if you don’t see it yet, don’t worry as it should eventually be made available to you.