Try a fun and easy new way to search. Handwrite lets you write your search right on the Google homepage. It’s available on Google.com from your smartphone or tablet, and can be activated or disabled in your mobile search settings.

Learn more about Handwrite, a beta feature.

Quick tips

Get started

After enabling Handwrite in your settings, you’ll see a new icon in the bottom right hand corner on the Google homepage and Google search results pages. Tap it to write anywhere on the screen.

Write clearly

Handwrite can only recognize legible characters. Writing with straight block letters will return the best results.

Let autocomplete help

You can search by writing just a few letters at a time. From there, you may see an autocompletion for exactly what you’re looking for - just tap it to search.