Google Testing Infinite Scroll For Search Results, Similar To Image Results?
By on November 9th, 2010

Google has been making a lot of significant changes to the search experience of late, with most recent introductions being , which guesses your queries before you can fully type them and also displays results as you type, and Google Instant previews which was launched earlier today and allows you to view previews of the search results.

Now, Search Engine Land is reporting that Google is also testing a new infinite scrolling results, which will continuously load results as you scroll down to the bottom of the page. This feature already exists in the new Google image search.

As you can see in the embedded video above, when you scroll to the bottom of the page, a small black bar moves you to the second page. Though there is no real indication as to when this feature will be available, you can currently have the same behavior on using a called Auto Pager which is also available as a   and can be downloaded from here.

Looking at the video makes me a bit skeptical considering the image used to display page numbers. I am pretty sure that I have seen it somewhere in use and it might actually be an extension too. Nevertheless, auto scrolling of results will definitely save a lot of time for users. We’ll keep you updated when we hear more.

Update: As I had suspected, this is not a Google feature and instead uses a Chrome extension called Faster Fox which can be downloaded from here.

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