The future of search is more intuitive, more natural, and more vocal. Voice search has been on the horizon for years, and some claim that by 2020, 50% of searches will be conducted using voice.
It’s likely that this is already part of your everyday life. You can find voice search functionality in common places like:
- Windows 10 (Cortana)
- iPhone (Siri)
- MacOS (Siri)
- Android (Google Assistant)
- Google Home (Google Assistant)
- Amazon Echo (Alexa)
Voice can be used to control smart home devices, answer common questions, add a meeting to your calendar, or even order your favorite food delivery.
It’s also improving accessibility by making it easier for users with visual or motor skill impairments to search and perform tasks. Improving your site’s accessibility should already be a top priority, and giving users the ability to find your site through voice will only help.