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How to Get Rid of Generative AI Results in Google

How to Get Rid of Generative AI Results in Google

Quick Tips:

  1. Generative AI results may not be accurate.
  2. The Web filter is best for those who want to read text and links.
  3. Google may override settings and still show AI Overviews.

Method 1: Hide Google AI Overviews Extension

Step 1: Go to Hide Google AI Overviews extension and click on Add to Chrome.

Step 2: Chrome will prompt for permission, and the extension will be installed once you allow it. You don’t need to configure anything further.

Hide Google AI Extension

Step 3: When you Google something, it does not show you the Generative AI results. Here are the search results before and after installing the extension.

Results after enabling extension

Method 2: Google Web Filter

Google offers a Web section or filter in its search that shows the old-style results, i.e., Links and Text. You can set this link as the default search engine in Chrome, Edge, or any other browser.

Step 1: Open Google Chrome on your desktop.

Step 2: Click on the three dots at the top right corner and select Settings.

Step 3: Click on Search Engine > Manage search engines and site search.

Step 4: Under Site search, click on Add. Next, fill in Name, Shorcut, and URL (the one we shared above)

Set Default Search Engine

Step 5: Click on Add to save the changes.

Step 6: Finally, locate the entry, click on the three-dot menu, and make it default.

Make Web Filter as Default search engine

Next time you search anything using your browser’s address bar, it will use the Web filter.

Method 3: Turn off Generative AI from Labs

Those using Chrome can turn off the Generative AI feature from the labs.

On Desktop

Step 1: Open Chrome and click on the Search Labs icon at the top-left corner.

Search Labs ion Google Chrome

Step 2: Click on AI Overviews and more under AI experiments and toggle it off. After this, you should see fewer or no Generatvie AI answers.

Disable AI Overview and more

On Android

If you use the Google App often, you can also turn off AI Overviews.

Step 1: Open the Google App and tap the Search Labs icon on the top right.

Step 2: Similar to Chrome, locate AI experiments, and turn off the AI Overviews and more.

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Ashish Mohta

May 21, 2024

Ashish, Computer Engineer by profession, has been writing about tech for 16 years, with a primary focus on Windows and Smartphones. He has a keen interest in writing about Social Media, as it constantly evolves, introducing new features to explore.

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