FAQ Searching Autocomplete vs Instant Search Result Page?

Last updated 10 February 2017

Algolia can be used to build a large variety of user experiences. The two main categories of interfaces that we see are autocomplete menus and instant search results pages:

1/ Autocomplete menu The autocomplete menu is an interface based on a dropdown that displays the results of the search. It can display results for one or several categories of data (one or several indices).

2/ Instant search results page The instant search result page is an interface where the whole page gets updated instantly as soon as the user starts typing. This is the most immersive experience.