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How to use Google AR in web searches

Hello friends, at last year’s Google developer conference, Google showed us how they integrated 3D models and AR (Augmented Reality) into web searches. Progressively we can see how they are integrating more and more models with which we can interact, a clear example is the animals, we currently have a generous amount. Also recently models of some Olympic athletes were added, in which we can observe several of their movements for each athlete. You can even record videos or take pictures of these athletes. In this post, we will show you how to use Google AR in web searches.

First step

Make sure you have updated Google Chrome to its latest version, download and install Google Play Service for AR. If your phone is compatible with augmented reality it is most likely already installed, you can check if your device is compatible here.

Second step

Then open Google Chrome and perform a search, you can search for any of the Athletes from the list below:

  • Alexander Massialas
  • Simone Biles
  • Dina Asher-Smith
  • Naomi Osaka
  • P.V. Sindhu
  • Megan Rapinoe
  • Leticia Bufoni
  • Niklas Kaul
  • Caeleb Dressel

Third step

After that, scroll down until you find the 3D section. Then click on the button “View in 3D“.

Google Search
Google Search
click on the button "View in 3D" Google
click on the button “View in 3D”

Fourth step

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If AR technology is available for your device, you will see a button that says “View in your space“. Click on it and after granting some permissions you will be able to locate the athlete using AR.

View in your space Google
View in your space

Fifth step

Finally to see the different movements click on the icon of the running man. Enjoy!

click on the icon of the running man
click on the icon of the running man
Select a move
Select a move


The Google ecosystem dominates most Android devices, this feature is already pre-installed on many devices and can be relevant for educational uses. One of the many tools offered by Google that you probably didn’t know about and now you can take advantage of it. Thanks for reading. Bye!

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