Google Voice Search Instead of Typing Search Term

Voice search on Google

Now search Google by saying your search term, instead of typing it. if you’re not sure how to spell your search term or  if you speak faster than you type. This could be a convenient way to search.

Steps to Use Google Voice Search

1. Open the Chrome browser and go to You’ll see a small gray microphone on the right-hand side of the search box.
2. Click the microphone or press Ctrl+Shift+Period (Mac: ⌘-Shift-Period) with your cursor in the search box to start voice search. When the large red microphone icon appears, begin speaking. You can press ESC or click the red button to cancel.
3. As you speak, Google will interpret your voice input. Afterwards, your results show up just as if you had typed the search term.
4. To improve processing of your voice input, Google may record a few seconds of ambient background noise in temporary memory at any time. This recording remains on the device only fleetingly and is not sent to Google.