Among Google’s many innovations, the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button is much discussed and debated in cyber space.
The button recently went for a makeover with special features added to its kitty.
Below is a refresher course on everything you need to know about it.
What is the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button all about?
When you are looking up information on Google and type in a keyword or phrase, hitting the search button opens a Pandora’s Box, and numerous websites matching your requirements are displayed in the search results. However, if you type the word and press the “I’m feeling lucky” button instead, then it takes you directly to the best ranked page for the search phrase.
For instance, when you type NASA, a normal search will register a number of sites regarding NASA.
Whereas the “I’m feeling lucky” button will land you up straight on the official website of the organization.
If you are looking at saving time, the button’s utility is supreme – featuring the best and authentic result without you having to sift through the laundry list of sites. However, if you prefer to consult from multiple sources, then you will not be satisfied with one result, even if that’s supposed to be the best.
You will, in any case, look up other sites for reference.
The new avatar of the button
The recent revamp of Google’s “I’m feeling lucky” button has added an element of surprise for users introducing a range of buttons that matches their myriad moods. So there are options wherein the users can choose from “feeling” Artistic, Doodley, Hungry, Playful, Puzzled, Stellar, Trendy and Wonderful.
While, the “I’m feeling Artistic” button takes you to the Google Art Project website, Doodley displays the full gallery of the amazingly creative Google Doodles and Playful unveils an exciting world of interactive Google Doodles. Hitting the Hungry button will provide you with a list of multi-cuisine restaurants in and around your location.
Exploring minds can discover outer space by clicking on the “I’m Feeling Stellar” button that redirects the user to the breathtaking images from the vast gallery of Google Earth Hubble telescope.
Feeling “Puzzled” redirects you to a new puzzle daily on Google A Day. The options go on so on and so forth with “I’m Feeling Wonderful” taking you to the Google World Wonders project that showcases the historical and archaeological sites, monuments and palaces and the miracles of nature across the world.
The Hot searches page shows a list of the most searched news, current topics and celebrity gossips in different parts of the world.
If Google Instant is enabled on your browser, it directly leads you to the Google Doodles Gallery featuring the entire gamut of doodles created for different countries for different occasions and red letter days till date.
You can still access the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button even when Google Instant is enabled by moving the cursor over a prediction that appears beneath the search box.
So go on and “Feel Lucky” and the world will be at your fingertips!