Remember the times when you heard a song and didn’t know what it was, so you had to dedicate a whole day trying to find that song somewhere. Sure, Shazam is a great option, but it didn’t work every single time. So now, your next option would be to type the lyrics on Google, and if you were lucky, Google would present it immediately. But in case you got the lyrics wrong and jumbled up the words, the results would be negative. Your second option, of course, would be to terribly hum the three seconds you remember and ask a friend if they know the song. Almost 90 per cent of the time, that turned out to be unsuccessful. Google understood your dilemma, and has presented a simpler solution with ‘Hum to search.’

 

WHAT IS IT?

In its new update for Google Search, Maps and Lens, the tech giant has introduced a new ‘Hum to search’ feature. This feature allows users to finally find out that song stuck in your head, or as Google calls it “solve your earworm” by just humming for 10-15 seconds.

 

HOW TO USE IT?

To use the Hum to Search feature, users have to open the latest version of the Google app or tap on the mic of Google Search and say “what’s this song?” or click the “Search a song” button. Alternatively, users can say “Hey Google, what’s this song?” and then hum for 10-15 seconds.

“After you’re finished humming, our machine learning algorithm helps identify potential song matches. And don’t worry, you don’t need perfect pitch to use this feature,” Krishna Kumar, Senior Product Manager, Google Search wrote in a blog post.

Kumar further explained that once the song has been identified, users will also be presented with other related info such as music videos, listening on streaming services, lyrics, etc.

 

HOW TO GET IT?

In case you tried it now, and didn’t find the feature, you need to update your Google to the latest version, and voila! The feature is currently available in English on iOS, and in more than 20 languages on Android, with more languages set to come in upcoming updates.