How to find any word in Chrome

Author: Iqbal | Guide: Chrome |

Google Chrome is a massive search engine that enables you to search through millions of websites at a time and it might become tedious to search for an exact word; this article will talk about how to find any word on Google Chrome.

Locating a specific word on a giant web page is a difficult task but it is not impossible. In 6 simple steps, you'll be able to ace the task. You can also find and replace words in Google Sheets.

How to Locate Specific Words on Google Chrome

Find any Word in Google Chrome in 6 Steps

Step-1 Open Chrome: Firstly, in your apps find Google Chrome. After locating Chrome tap on it to open the application.

Step-2 Go to the three-dot menu: On the homepage displayed on your screen scroll to the top. The three-dot menu is on the top right corner next to the new tab option. Tap on the three-dot menu.

Step-3 Select the Find in Page option: In the three-dot menu you'll scroll down to the Find in page option. Click on it.

Step-4 Type the text you want to search: A search bar will appear on top of the screen. In the search bar type in the text that you want to search.

Step-5 Tap on the search button: After typing in the text, go to the search button on your keyboard. The search button will be a blue colored magnifying glass. Tap on the magnifying glass.

Step-6 Your text will be searched: Finally, the text you searched for will be displayed on your screen. Chrome will highlight the text for you, just scroll through the page and check for the text.


Are there any shortcuts to search within a webpage?

Even though it is very easy to search within a web page manually, there are shortcuts that you can use. Using a shortcut can make the task very rapid.

Shortcuts are easy to use and on a desktop, you can easily locate the shortcut keys. The shortcut you can use to search for a word is:

  • Ctrl + f (Windows, Linux, and Chrome OS)
  • ⌘ + f (Mac)

Where is the search bar on my Chrome?

After opening the Chrome app if you want to search for something like a link, or document then you need to locate the search bar.

The search bar is usually present at the top of the screen. It's usually a long bar squeezed in between the reload and the share option in almost all the newer versions of Chrome on smartphones.

If you still don't find your search bar try closing the app and trying again or you can also refresh your device.

Will the find-in-page option work everywhere on my smartphone?

No, unfortunately, the find-in-page option only works in chrome. However, if you want to find a certain app you can look through your app menu. Apps like Google Drive and Google Sheets also offer the option of finding specific words in the page.

The process is very similar to finding contacts on Whatsapp.


Why use the Find tool in Google Chrome?

The find tool is very unique and helps you to look for words and key phrases in an instant. The tool comes in handy if you're doing long research work. Also, it’s very easy for you to look for key phrases, going through every article present on the internet.

Highlighting key phrases and mentioning their number is a mark of a good website/webpage.

Is the find tool only used for words?

No, actually the find tool is not limited to just words. You can look for

  • Pin codes/ zipcodes
  • Numbers
  • Links
  • Key phrases
  • Names


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