Google updates Android mobile app to save offline searches for later


In an interesting move, Google has updated its Android app to make it easier to perform searches when your internet connection is inconsistent.

For example, users can now make searches while offline and Google’s app will store them, delivering the results later, including the option to receive a notification when your signal returns.


“So the next time you lose service, feel free to queue up your searches, put your phone away and carry on with your day. The Google app will work behind-the-scenes to detect when a connection is available again and deliver your search results once completed,” writes Google product manager Shekhar Sharad.

Sharad also says that the feature won’t drain user’s batteries or have any impact on data usage. Pending searches are saved in the Google app under the manage searches section.