It seems everyone wants to have their own speed test nowadays. A month after Netflix launched fast.com, Google is trying out a way for people to check your internet speed by simply typing âcheck internet speedâ into search.
As spotted by Pete Meyers, the tests are performed by Googleâs Measurement LabÂ tools. As weâre not seeing the test show up yet ourselves, we donât know what it actually looks like once you actually click on the button to run the speed test.
It would also be a bit more useful if Google just showed you speed results as soon as you completed your search â not having to click on anything is part of what makes fast.com such a minimalist tool. That said, Google does warn you that the internet speed test generally transfers âless than 40 MBâ of data, so maybe itâs a data-saving thing for mobile users.
Weâve contacted Google for more information and will update this post if we hear back.