What you need to know
- There has been an uptick in searches for at-home COVID-19 tests on Google Search, surging 170% in May.
- Google Search is letting users quickly find stores with at-home tests available to purchase.
- Google also highlights other readily-available COVID-19 information available through Search.
Things may have eased up in many countries, but the fact is that we’re still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. As people continue to become infected, Google is expanding access to testing and vaccinations to more people through Search, and the latest update includes at-home COVID-19 tests.
On Thursday, Google highlighted the various ways that it has made COVID-19 available through Search. Its latest feature allows users to search for and find available at-home testing kits in stores, in addition to information on nearby testing. The feature will be available on Search this month.