Answer: Designed to save users time when searching, Autocomplete predictions reflect real searches that have been done on Google. After the predictions appear, the user then has the option to continue typing their desired query or choose from the dropdown selection. Google estimates that, cumulatively, it saves the equivalent of over 200 years of typing every single day and, on average, reduces typing overall by about 25%.
To determine what predictions to show, Google looks for common queries that match what someone starts to enter in the search box but also considers these factors:
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