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March 24, 2016
| ~ 3 years ago

Google Weather gives you a quick shortcut to access your local weather

By Chris Rowland

Google is rolling out a new feature that allows some users to access one of the most commonly searched mobile terms; your local weather. When you search for your local weather using Google Now, Google will prompt you to add a shortcut to your home-screen to access the weather instantly.

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Accept Google’s prompt, and you’ll find a new shortcut on your home-screen called Weather, with a Google-y Weather icon. Tap on this icon, and you’re taken straight to the screen that shows weather for your desired location.

To get it working, search in the Google app for weather in your local area (e.g. weather in Canberra), and you should see a prompt as shown above. Dan tried it out, and managed to get it working, but at the time of writing it isn’t working on a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. Take a look and see what you think:

Have you got Google’s new weather shortcut working on your phone? Let us know!

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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