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Google's Feature History - ordered by date

Google is constantly enhancing its search engine. The following table lists when Google and Google Guide added services and features and links to where they are described in Google Guide or on the web.

[Feature History by date] [Feature History in alphabetic order] [Feature History by category]

September 2005
Blog Search icon Google Blog Search  
August 2005
Google Desktop icon Google Desktop 2   arrow pointing to link Useful links from within a site   Google Talk icon Google Talk  
July 2005
Google Toolbar icon Toolbar for Firefox  
June 2005
Currency Conversion icon Currency Conversion   Google Earth icon Google Earth   arrow pointing to link Google Sitemaps  
May 2005
arrow pointing to link Enterprise Desktop Search Tool   arrow pointing to link Google Web Accelerator   arrow pointing to link Personalize Your Homepage  
April 2005
arrow pointing to link Google Q&A   arrow pointing to link Multilingual Google Definitions   arrow pointing to link My Search History   arrow pointing to link Satellite View from Google Maps   arrow pointing to link Google Mobile - Local Search  
March 2005
arrow pointing to link Google Weather   arrow pointing to link Live stock quotes   arrow pointing to link Results Prefetching   arrow pointing to link Google News: Personalized News   arrow pointing to link Google Ride Finder   arrow pointing to link Google Suggest in Japanese  
February 2005
Google Maps icon Google Maps   Google Movies icon Google Movies  
January 2005
arrow pointing to link Raised search limit to 32 words   Picasa icon Picasa 2   Google Video icon Google Video  
December 2004
arrow pointing to link Google Library   Froogle icon Froogle Product Reviews   arrow pointing to link Google Suggest  
November 2004
Google Scholar icon Google Scholar   Froogle icon Froogle Wish Lists   arrow pointing to link Google Help: Cheat Sheet  
October 2004
Google Desktop icon Google Desktop Search   Google SMS icon Google SMS  
June 2004
arrow pointing to link Site-Flavored Google Search Box  
May 2004
arrow pointing to link Google Groups 2   arrow pointing to link Added mailing list support to Google Groups  
April 2004
GMail icon GMail  
March 2004
Google Local icon Google Local   arrow pointing to link User Interface (UI) redesign   arrow pointing to link Personalized Web Search   Google Alerts icon Web Alerts   Google News icon Images in Google News search results   arrow pointing to link Number range (numrange) command   Froogle icon New Froogle home page  
February 2004
Flag of Denmark Danish Google Guide  
January 2004
 Search by Number   arrow pointing to link Orkut (Social Networking Service)  
December 2003
 Travel Conditions   Google Book Search icon Google Book Search   Froogle icon Product Search Shortcut   arrow pointing to link Word Variation (Automatic Stemming)  
November 2003
arrow pointing to link Deskbar  
October 2003
arrow pointing to link Definitions (Google Glossary)  
September 2003
arrow pointing to link Search by Location  
August 2003
Icon that is displayed beside calculations Calculator   arrow pointing to link ~ Synonym Operator   Google Alerts icon News Alerts  
June 2003
Google Toolbar icon Toolbar 2.0 with a pop-up blocker  
December 2002
Froogle icon Froogle   arrow pointing to link Google Viewer  
September 2002
Google News icon Google News  
May 2002
arrow pointing to link Google Answers Searchable   arrow pointing to link Google Labs   arrow pointing to link Google Glossary   arrow pointing to link Google Sets  
April 2002
arrow pointing to link Google Answers  
January 2002
arrow pointing to link * Wildcard (currently not working)  
December 2001
arrow pointing to link + Operator   Google Catalogs icon Catalogs   arrow pointing to link Diacritics searching (terms with accents)  
November 2001
arrow pointing to link Search stop words in phrases   arrow pointing to link File type conversion  
October 2001
arrow pointing to link Home page tabs   arrow pointing to link Language Tools  
June 2001
Google Images icon Google Image Search  
May 2001
arrow pointing to link Spelling Corrections   arrow pointing to link Google Groups   arrow pointing to link Translation  
March 2001
Icon that is displayed beside phonebook listings Phonebook  
November 2000
Google Toolbar icon Toolbar  
October 2000
 Stock Quotes   arrow pointing to link AdWords   arrow pointing to link OR Operators  
July 2000
arrow pointing to link Date Restricted Search   arrow pointing to link Dictionary Link   arrow pointing to link Advanced Search   arrow pointing to link Preferences   arrow pointing to link Phrase Search   arrow pointing to link – Operator  
June 2000
arrow pointing to link News Headlines    Street Maps  
May 2000
arrow pointing to link SafeSearch Filtering  
April 2000
Google Directory icon Google Directory  
March 2000
arrow pointing to link Browser Buttons  
February 2000
arrow pointing to link Microsoft-Specific Search Engine  
January 2000
arrow pointing to link Make Google Your Default Engine   arrow pointing to link Apple-Specific Search Engine   University Search icon University Search Feature  
September 1999
arrow pointing to link Similar Pages aka GoogleScout  
September 1998
arrow pointing to link Cached Pages    Google Web Search  

Resources helpful in putting together this table include Google Press Releases, the archive of Google-Friends Newsletters, Google: Search Engine Showdown News Archive, and Google News.

This page was last modified on Saturday February 03, 2007


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