Rejoice, Pixel 8 and 8 Pro users! The highly anticipated Circle to Search feature is finally rolling out, bringing a seamless and intuitive search experience directly to your fingertips. No more switching apps or interrupting your flow as information is now just a gesture away.

This innovative feature, confirmed by PiunikaWeb’s captain Himanshu Arora along with other users on social media, empowers you to search for anything on your screen, regardless of the app you’re using. Craving context while watching a video? Intrigued by a specific garment in a fashion post? Circle to Search has your back.


A brief about Circle to Search and how to use it on Pixel 8 series

Officially rolled out on January 31 for Pixel 8 series, Circle to Search operates through intuitive gestures. A simple long press on the Pixel home button (for button navigation) or a swipe inward from the bottom corners (for gesture navigation) summons a responsive circle on your screen. You can check out our detailed guide on how to use it. The magic then unfolds as you interact with this circle:

  • Circle or highlight text or images: Craving more information about a historical reference in an article? Circle the relevant text. Intrigued by a celebrity’s outfit in a video? Highlight it. Circle to Search understands your intent and delivers relevant results.
  • Scribble your curiosity: Stuck on a cryptic crossword clue? Simply scribble it within the circle, and Circle to Search will decipher its meaning.

While the rollout has begun, it might not have reached your specific device yet. Keep checking for updates, and soon, you’ll be able to experience the transformative power of Circle to Search firsthand. Once it arrives, take some time to explore its functionalities, experiment with different gestures and content types, and discover how it can enhance your daily interaction with information.

So, Pixel 8 and 8 Pro users, prepare to embrace a new era of seamless information retrieval. With Circle to Search at your fingertips, the world of knowledge is now more accessible and interconnected than ever before.

Karanjot Sidhu
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A computer science engineer who loves tech and won't stop talking about it. Here at Piunikaweb, I mostly cover Google Pixel deals and how-tos, though you may find me covering Pixel news as well sometimes. Apart from being a nerd, i love gaming and watching movies in my free time.

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