Use Google Trending Search in the Firefox address bar

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Note: This article describes a feature currently available to users in the United States, starting in Firefox version 118.

Google trending searches display the most popular and frequently searched terms on Google at any given moment. This feature, when enabled in the Firefox address bar, offers real-time insights into current trends and popular topics, making your search experience more dynamic and relevant.

What are Google Trending Searches?

Google trending searches highlight the topics that are currently capturing widespread attention. These trends are determined by the volume and frequency of searches over a short period. By enabling trending searches, you can stay updated with the latest news, events and viral topics directly from your Firefox address bar.

Use Google Trending Search

  1. At the top of the screen, click on the address bar.
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  2. A drop-down menu will appear, displaying the latest trending search terms based on your area.
  3. Click on a trending search term that interests you.
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  4. Upon clicking, you will be redirected to the Search Engine Results Page (SERP) related to the selected trending search term.

Disable Google Trending Search

If you prefer not to see these trending search terms, do the following:

  1. Hover your mouse over a search term and click on the menu button that will appear on the right-hand side.
  2. Select the Don't show trending searches option.
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All set! A confirmation indicating that these results won't be displayed again will appear.

Frequently asked questions

Why is this helpful?

This feature simplifies the process of discovering trends and interesting topics. It spotlights what's currently trending in your area, making it a valuable tool for:

  • Effortless discovery: Saving you time by displaying trends and trending topics in your address bar.
  • Local insights: Keeping you in tune with your community's interests. In essence, it transforms your address bar into a window to your region's buzzing conversations and trends.

Currently, there are no specific customization options for trending searches. They are automatically generated based on your area and the most popular search queries at the time.

Currently, Google Trending Search is available exclusively to Firefox users in the United States.

Enabling trending searches does not affect your search privacy. The trending searches shown are not based on your personal search history but on popular searches from a broad audience. Mozilla does not collect any personal information or track your individual searches.

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