What is Autocomplete?


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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.