Google Play Search Filter Recommendations Releasing Globally

Search filter recommendations for the Google Play Store are currently being distributed on a global level, as reported by numerous owners of Android smartphones and tablets who have already received the new feature. The latest functionality of Google's digital marketplace for Android apps provides users with a set of smart filters whenever they search for something, serving as an additional tool for refining results presented by the app. The technology powering search filter recommendations is likely the same one that has been integrated into the main Google Search engine for many years and has recently expanded its support to color-based image queries and a number of other types of requests.

Filter suggestions for searching the Google Play Store reportedly started rolling out to users at some point in the last 24 hours but still aren't available worldwide. However, due to the sheer number of people who are reporting seeing the new feature all over the world, the rollout is likely global in nature and should be completed in the coming days. While the Mountain View, California-based Internet giant has yet to comment on the latest turn of events in any official capacity, the company will likely do so shortly and possibly even share some insight on how Google Play Store filter suggestions work. In the meantime, users who still haven't received the latest functionality of the most popular Android app marketplace on the planet can refer to the gallery beneath this writing to see how the feature looks in practice.

Just like their name suggests, filter suggestions aren't meant to serve as shortcuts for searching particular terms on the Google Play Store and were instead designed to ennoble the overall user experience of discovering new Android apps. Once the feature is live in your territory, inputting any query in the app's top search bar will present you with a carousel of filters immediately above the actual search results. You can then tap multiple filters to enable or disable them and filter through all results for your initial query. Being one of the Alphabet-owned firm's flagship products, the Google Play Store will likely be updated with more additions in the near future.

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