Google is the most popular search engine in the world. According to figures from Statista, Google has an almost monopoly share of the search engine market with its services accounting for 92% of all online searches. If you’re a Chrome user, chances are that you’re using Google as your default search engine. However, if you’re using another browser such as Firefox or Safari, it means that you have to take a few extra steps to make Google your default search engine. Fortunately, this only takes a few seconds and once you have done it once, it will be easier to do again the next time you switch browsers or devices. In this article, we explain how you can make Google your default internet search engine and save yourself some time in future so you don’t have to go through these same steps again.
Make Google Your Browser’s Default Search Engine
When you make Google your default browser, you are telling it to use Google as the default engine for all your searches, regardless of which browser or device you use. This means that whenever you search for something on the internet, your browser will use Google’s search engine by default. If you have already made another search engine your default browser, you will have to un-do this and re-do it with Google. This can save you a lot of time and effort, especially if you use multiple devices regularly and switch between different browsers.
Step 1: Go to Google’s settings page
To make Google your default search engine, you need to go to the settings page on Google. To get there, you can do any of the following:
- Open your browser and navigate to www.google.com/settings
- Open Chrome and navigate to Menu > Settings > Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Search” where the settings page is located.
Step 2: Select the browser you want to make the default
Once you are on the settings page, scroll down to the “Browser Choice” section and select the browser you want to make the default. You will see a message at the top of the page confirming that the browser has been set as your default and that Google will be your default search engine from now on.
If you accidentally select another browser by mistake, you can reverse this at any time and change the setting back to Google. Simply go back to Google’s settings page, scroll down to the “Browser Choice” section and select the browser you want to make the default.
Step 3: Confirm your selection
As soon as you make Google your default search engine, you will see a message at the top of the page confirming that the change has taken place. If you want to reverse this at any time, simply go back to Google’s settings page, scroll down to the “Browser Choice” section and select the browser you want to make the default.
As you can see, making Google your default search engine is really easy and can save you a lot of time. If you make this change, you won’t have to worry about changing the default search engine when you switch between browsers or devices. This can be very useful if you use more than one device regularly, or if you share your device with other family members or colleagues.