Google is trying out its own internet speed test in search results
It seems everyone wants to have their own speed test nowadays. A month after Netflix launched fast.com, Google is trying out a way for people to check your internet speed by simply typing “check internet speed” into search.
It would also be a bit more useful if Google just showed you speed results as soon as you completed your search – not having to click on anything is part of what makessuch a minimalist tool. That said, Google does warn you that the internet speed test generally transfers ‘less than 40 MB’ of data, so maybe it’s a data-saving thing for mobile users.
We’ve contacted Google for more information and will update this post if we hear back.