Google Tests Search Preview

Google experiments with a new feature that previews search results when you mouse over them. Benjamin Rubin, who sent the screenshots, has more information about this feature:

“Starting this morning, I started to get a highlighted-box mouse-over effect along with that magnifying glass icon on most of my search result entries. Clicking on it toggles a preview image with some text highlighted as well. The image preview differs slightly depending on where the aforementioned text appears on the page.”

The feature seems to be inspired by’s Binoculars, but it’s a little more clever because it highlights relevant snippets, so you can quickly find them when you visit the page.

{ Thanks, Benjamin and Andrea. }