How To Use Speed Test Tool to Test Your Internet Speed Right From the Google Search Page

If you haven’t already known, Google’s search page has a lot of goodies, not only games or quirks but a lot of useful things like the unit converter, weather information for your current location, etc. It also has a tool that can test your internet speed, similar to the well-known SpeedTest.net.

Go to Google’s homepage and do a search for “Speed Test.” And you will see a card called Inter speed test with a RUN SPEED TEST button embedded in the search result page. For a browser with Google as the default search engine, you can also type “Speed Test” right in the address bar and press Enter.

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Click on the RUN SPEED TEST to start the process. You will see a speed test widget pops up as an overlay on top of the search result page.

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The tool will test both download and upload speed of your internet. To get a more accurate result, make sure you don’t have any other download or upload job running during the process. The result also appears as a card overlay on the search page and includes the highest speed for both download and upload as well as the ping latency and the server used in the test.

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You can run the test again by clicking on the Test Again button in the test result card.

The test is done by Measurement Lab (M-Lab), a Google’s partner dedicated to providing an open, verifiable measurement platform for global network performance. Note that, M-Lab will incorporate your test results, which include your IP address, into their collection of global Internet performance data.

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