What is Autocomplete?
Publication date : 29 June 2021 • Updated 6 December 2021.
Autocomplete is a function that suggests queries (exact or complementary) when the user enters a field in a form.
Search engines (notably Google with its Suggest and Instant functions) offer this functionality to facilitate and better guide users’ searches.
- Anticipating query entry with autocomplete improves the user experience and facilitates access to content.
- Dynamic display of results while typing reduces navigation time between queries and content.
- The scrollable search is a list of suggested additional results that match the user’s original query.