Google Widely Rolls Out Feature to Detect URL Typos


Google is bringing its URL typos detection tool to Chrome on Android and iOS. This accessibility feature was announced earlier this year for Chrome on desktops can detect possible typos in a URL and suggest websites based on correctness. The search giant says this feature will help people with dyslexia, language learners or anyone who makes typos get to the content they’re looking for faster.

Google adds that the feature will make it easier to get to previously visited websites despite spelling errors. It can be annoying when you accidentally make a typo in the URL and end up in a suspicious website, hopefully, this feature will help reduce this once it fully rolls out.

The company also announced other accessibility features coming to Google Maps, Search and Pixel devices.

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Google is introducing a tag for businesses to identify as disabled-owned in their Business Profile on Maps and Search. The new identity attribute will give customers about a business and provide merchants with the ability to self-identify as a member of the community.

Another feature introduced is screen reader capabilities with Lens in Maps. The feature will use AI and augmented reality to help people use their phone’s camera to discover places of interest or orient themselves in unfamiliar neighborhoods through audio feedback. The feature is already rolling out to iOS with Google saying it will be coming to Android “later this year.”

Accessibility features coming to Google Pixels

The latest version of Guided Frame which enables blind or low-vision to take beautiful selfies is rolling out to Pixel 6 and up. The feature now recognizes more than faces and can take photos of more objects and is already available in the Pixel 8 and 8 Pro.

Additionally, Google is introducing Magnifier to Pixel 5 and later models, an app that will let you use your camera to zoom in on something as you would with a physical magnifier. Users can use Magnifier to zoom in and get better details for various tasks such as reading small text, viewing street signs at a distance or even sewing.