Google has a new homescreen shortcut for the weather


Google is experimenting with homescreen shortcuts using the weather as an example. Some users have reported the existence of a card in Google Now asking you to add a weather shortcut to your homescreen.

The card is only coming up for some people, and only appears once you’ve asked Google Now for the weather in a particular area. The card reads “access weather instantly from your homescreen.” If you tap add, a weather icon will appear on one of your homescreen pages.


Not everyone wants a shortcut on their homescreen, especially considering that the weather can be viewable from multiple places already. If you change your mind, simply remove it by dragging the icon to the trash bin. This could just be Google experimenting or trying to convince Android users to use Google Now, which most of you know Google has worked very hard at.

Let us know if you’ve seen the card in your Google Now feed in the comments down below.

Source: Rovindra Singh (Google+)
Via: Android Police

About the Author: Doug Demagistris

Doug was raised in New York and currently attends Muhlenberg College where he is majoring in Accounting. He has been a die-hard Google and Android enthusiast ever since he purchased the Samsung Galaxy Vibrant. Doug strongly prefers Android over competitors for its customization, flat Material Design and exceptional integration with Google Services. Currently, Doug switches between the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Nexus 5X, and travels with a Nexus 9. In addition, Doug wears an Android Wear smartwatch and has other gadgets such as a Nexus Player and Cardboard viewer. Aside from writing with Talk Android, Doug enjoys testing new applications, designing concepts and studying Android application development all while attempting to keep up with the rapid world of technology. He’s hopeful that his high productivity will make lives easier and more meaningful. Doug’s dream is to attend Google I/O.

  • Georgian Stanescu

    Nope nothing for me. hehehe

  • Mark Southee

    Got it on LG G4, but not on Nexus 9. Strange?