It’s getting towards the end of the year, and this is the time we all look back and reflect on what happened in 2015. Each year, Google releases the “Year In Search”, which typically shows some of the bigger events that happened throughout the year. Google also revealed the top 10 “How To” searches of the year, some of these might surprise you, while others might not.
The most searched question in 2015 was “How to use the new Snapchat update” and that right there just shows you how popular Snapchat has really become in the last year. Snapchat has had a number of big updates in 2015 as well, bringing you “Discover” to help you find new Snapchat accounts and use the app even more. They also intro’d ads this year, because well their team needs to eat and pay bills too. The second question was “How to solve a Rubix Cube” and I feel like this is a question that’s here every year. Third was “How to get legendary marks”, followed by “How to play Charlie Charlie” at fourth and rounding up the top five was “How to upgrade to Windows 10”. That’s right, Windows 10 did come out this year, and it actually saw a pretty decent adoption rate, better than what Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 had.
The sixth most searched question really shouldn’t surprise anyone in this day and age “How to get the new emojis”. Apple and Google both released new emojis for their mobile OS this year, with Google’s coming just about a week ago in Android 6.0.1. Coming in seventh is “How to authorize a computer on iTunes” again, one that is likely on the list every year. At number eight we have “How to hit the quan”, and at nine “How to lose10 pounds in a week” and finally at number ten, “How to use Apple Pay”. You’ll notice Android Pay or Samsung Pay didn’t make that list.
Some interesting questions here for the top 10 of the year. Really shows all facets of life, from pop culture to technology to everything in between. It’ll be interesting to see what “How To” questions come in 2016.