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Twitter for Android finally gets a search feature that should've arrived much sooner

Twitter for Android finally gets a search feature that should've arrived much sooner

While direct messages are great for private conversations on Twitter, it gets increasingly challenging to locate that one thread you're looking for in the long list you’ve built up over the years. To make the process smoother, Twitter is finally adding a search bar in the DM section of its Android app — about two years after the iOS app got one.

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There's nowhere Google Lens won't follow you — it's coming to the Pixel Launcher search bar next

There's nowhere Google Lens won't follow you — it's coming to the Pixel Launcher search bar next

Google Lens is an incredibly powerful tool that probably gets used way too little — you need to know how to access it in the first place, and even though Google isn't shy about adding it almost anywhere you could think of, it might still not be as discoverable as the company would like it to be. That's probably why it's experimenting with adding it to the homescreen search bar on Pixel phones.

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Google wants you to use Lens so badly it might get tacked onto the Search widget

Google wants you to use Lens so badly it might get tacked onto the Search widget

Google Lens combines the power of live image processing vis a vis your phone's camera with artificial intelligence and the enormous reach of the company's search engine. Apparently not enough people know to use the app, though, so it has been working on making it more visible to users across Android.

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Seven OxygenOS features we hope to see in stock Android someday

Seven OxygenOS features we hope to see in stock Android someday

Much more than hardware, OnePlus has matured on the software front in its relatively short existence in the smartphone space. In all these years, OxygenOS has embraced some neat little features that, in their own imperceptible ways, make our lives much easier. We’ve always liked how OnePlus handles customizations and its myriad of accessibility features. Now that some of these OxygenOS elements have lately been creeping into stock Android, we’re left wanting more.

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Google Messages starts rolling out top search bar in beta

Google Messages starts rolling out top search bar in beta

Google Messages is the main SMS client for Android, and while most of the app's recent development has been focused on improving RCS, the design team has also been hard at work. Now the app is receiving a top search bar, similar to what Gmail and other Google apps already have.

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Home screen Google search bar not showing history or suggestions for some Pixel users

Home screen Google search bar not showing history or suggestions for some Pixel users

The once-handy home screen Google search bar is acting up on Pixel devices. Many users, including some here at Android Police, are experiencing an annoying glitch that causes the bar to not show search history or suggestions of any kind.

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[Update: Wider thumbnails rolling out] YouTube is testing a new search bar design with larger thumbnails in its Android app

[Update: Wider thumbnails rolling out] YouTube is testing a new search bar design with larger thumbnails in its Android app

There's a good amount of Google apps that have top-mounted search bars, and it looks like the YouTube app may be about to join the club. This latest YouTube test we've caught gives the home screen a bit of a makeover, with the revised top bar and larger thumbnails.

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Google is testing a rounded search bar on its mobile site

Google is testing a rounded search bar on its mobile site

Google is well-known for constantly experimenting with new designs and UI changes, mostly via limited server-side tests. What we see here is no different; the company seems to be trying out a more rounded search bar, one that matches more closely with the one seen on the Pixel Launcher, on its mobile site.

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