How to search Google using freehand writing

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How to search Google using freehand writing. The use of handwriting to search on Google has been around since the 2012 search engine update. Let's see how you can enable the setting and use it for your everyday searches.

How to search Google using freehand writing

Writing freehand for web search on mobile phones and tablets allows you to write anywhere on the screen.

On your phone or tablet, use any browser to visit

  • Toccata Settings (usually found at the bottom of the page).

  • then on Search settings.

  • Go to section Freehand writing .
  • Touch and select  Attiva to activate handwriting recognition. Touch disable to deactivate it.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap Save . Refresh the page to see the Handwriting icon at the bottom right of the screen.
  • Use your finger to write your search terms anywhere on the screen.

Handwritten text is converted to text in the search box. Tap the search icon to complete the search. Google Freehandwriting also supports predictive text search like any other Google search method. Also, when you type a character that could be mistaken for another, such as 0 (the number) and O (the letter), a list of options may appear at the bottom of the screen.

Handwriting may be error prone but you can switch to the keyboard at any time with a tap on the search box.

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