19.05 2020 15:47h

Here's what's trending on Google Search this week

From virtual get-togethers to virtual hugs!
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Google has been sharing search trends via Twitter in order to give more insight into the answers which the world is looking for!

Search trends have highlighted that people are looking for more ways to stay connected and maintain relationships amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This week, trends such as 'virtual hugs' and 'virtual dance parties' are making their way around the internet.

The company says that people in the Philippines searched for “virtual hugs” more than anywhere else in the past 30 days.

A similar trend was witnessed in the case of “virtual flowers” in Australia.

Meanwhile, people in India searched for “quarantine birthday wishes”. This search was the strongest in India compared to the rest of the world in the past 30 days.

As much of the world continues to practice social distancing even as restrictions are lifted in some places, big gatherings and events are still not permitted for the forseeable future.

In order to compensate for this, events are now being held virtually as we spend more time online and on social media to keep connections aive.

How are you connecting with your loved ones during this time?

Let us know in the comments below!

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