New extension adds voice searches to Chrome

The extension, which allows search for keywords using voice commands, works on’s US English search page

TALKING TO GOOGLE. Google's Voice Search Hotword extension brings voice commands to Google searches.

MANILA, Philippines – Chrome users can now search for keywords using voice commands.

Google, through a Google+ post on Wednesday, November 27, announced the release of a new extension for its Chrome browser called Google Voice Search Hotword.

After downloading and installing the extension and hooking up a microphone to the computer, users can visit on Chrome and use the voice search as an alternate search method.

Speak the voice prompt, “Okay Google,” to begin a search. You can then ask a question, which the search engine will look up.

According to information from TechCrunch, the extension works on’s US English search page, and the page has to be the active tab on Google Chrome for the voice search to work.

Watch a video demonstrating Google Voice Search Hotword below:

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