extension ExtPose

Discussions button for Google Search™

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Description from extension meta

Adds filter buttons to Google™ search results.

Image from store Discussions button for Google Search™
Description from store Adds back the discussions button to Google search results, which enables you to search forums and message boards. Update: Google has since outright disabled the discussion search functionality. As a workaround, the discussions link will now modify your search query and add some relevant filters. Source code - https://github.com/stri8ed/google-search-discussions New in 1.4.7 • Fixed extension to work with latest version of Google.

Latest reviews

  • (2023-08-04) cris santana: boa a ferramenta, porém não funciona mais. Não aparece o botão de discussão.
  • (2023-05-23) Eli Nadav: I would gladly pay up to $15 dollars to have this extension fixed to work with the current google UI.
  • (2023-05-09) Victor “Xor” Soskin: Stopped working for a couple of month already :( It was great.
  • (2023-05-01) Apex Predator: It was great when it worked. Discussion search tab has been gone for months now
  • (2023-04-25) Kathy K: I use this extension a lot , but it seemed to disappear even tho extension was on, I realised safe search was on and this stops the discussions tab showing up, so i switched safe search off and I have my tab back
  • (2023-04-23) Gerald E: Updated and working great.
  • (2023-04-07) Chip Moreland: Does not work
  • (2023-04-02) valeriu trofim: It does not show up on chrome Version 111.0.5563.147
  • (2023-04-02) Steve C: Thanks for nothing, google
  • (2023-04-02) Matthew Kowal: Is not working on most recent version of chromium. Extension does nothing
  • (2023-03-18) Shawn Mcconnon: Seems not be working anymore. Was good when it worked.
  • (2023-02-27) Suraj Punjabi: I love this extension. Unfortunately, it doesn't show in the new Google layout. Please fix asap. Thanks.
  • (2023-02-17) Pierre Donias: Great extension! However, it seems to break the layout of the tabs for me and also triggers some anti-bot checks from Google. It's understandable, Google changes the content of the page and it's hard for an extension to follow and adapt to every change. If someone wants the same feature without the extension to avoid breaking the layout, you can create a bookmark in your browser and paste this as the URL: javascript:sp = new URLSearchParams(location.search); sp.set('q', sp.get('q') + ' inurl:forum|viewthread|showthread|viewtopic|showtopic|"index.php?topic" | intext:"reading this topic"|"next thread"|"next topic"|"send private message"'); location.search = sp; Then, everytime you need to filter the search results, simply click the bookmark. Hope it helps.
  • (2022-07-08) Silvana Hebert: I added this extension but I do not have a "more" button in order to select it, therefore it's completely useless to me. Very disappointing.
  • (2022-07-01) Guillermo: Stopped working for me, button does not show up anymore :(
  • (2022-06-02) not Chillhola: For some reason it also shows any page with "forum" in it's name and also pages in other languages like german or french and even though I am a polyglot I speak netheir of those! Extension safes a lot of time when you want to look for forums and such but honestly it could have been much better. I understand Google is an evil corp yare yare but there must be a better way, there is always one.
  • (2021-10-23) Mendax: Doesn't work. No discussions button.
  • (2020-12-06) Shmizan B: works beautifully, thank you very much for maintaining this!!!!
  • (2020-06-28) Kevin H: Very useful extension when your looking for an answer to a question, and that answer happens to be in a forum somewhere. This extension has helped me find many answers to questions.
  • (2020-04-03) Shaun J: Invaluable extension
  • (2020-01-19) Antti Aine: Still works and unfortunately essential for Google. Thanks!
  • (2019-12-22) Pierluigi Buccioli: No longer works, but was OK while it lasted.
  • (2019-09-18) Fenna van Lint: I use it almost daily. Very usefull!
  • (2019-01-23) Elena F: Excellent! Immediately found what I needed (while I couldn't do so with just Google).
  • (2017-11-02) OstepopSalat: good
  • (2017-10-30) Laurence Gough: Thanks. No idea why Google removed the Discussion feature... I can't think of one good reason to!
  • (2017-04-09) Bobby Thom: One of the best extensions. Google used to have this feature built into their Google search engine and it was great but one day they decided to start wiping out popular features and Discussion searching got the boot.. way to go google
  • (2017-03-11) Carlos Notar: Incredible useful !
  • (2017-01-27) Nick C: Thanks so MUCH!!! I used this daily until it broke. Now that its working again its amazing.
  • (2017-01-06) ВЕЛИКАЯ РОТЕНБЕРГИЯ: Снова вернул себе поиск по обсуждениям! Всё работает. 15.04.2015. Всё, отработалось - не показывает поиск по обсуждениям :( Посоветуйте альтернативу, плиз. 17.04.2015.-снова начал отлично работать. Теперь снова имею фильтр для поиска "только по обсуждениям". 02.12.2016. Ну ё моё - опять не работает. Даже удаление и новая установка расширения не помогает. Люди! Есть альтернатива? Очень нужен фильтр поиска именно по обсуждениям! :-) 06.01.2017 И снова расширение работает, теперь у меня даже отдельной "кнопкой" "дискуссии" появились. Спасибо разработчикам!
  • (2017-01-06) Patrick O'Neal: Thanks for the recent fix to work with the new version of google. I use this extension daily, and I was missing it.
  • (2016-12-31) Thad Reeser: Missing this extension! Hope this can be fixed.
  • (2016-12-30) David Pacheco: Was an awesome extension, but needs to be updated since it doesn't work with Googles newest update.
  • (2016-12-29) Benjamin Teglbjaerg: Plz fix it. I really miss it.
  • (2016-12-20) Jeremy Bretel: This used to be an amazing extension - but since google took steps to kill this as well - there is no point in using google to search for meaning ful threads on forums -they only want to generate money and useful information doesn't do that - only online shops and paid for service - the original Google prerogative of providing the best search engine algorithms for ALL data searching is now gone forever - they are ONLY interested in generating money :-( But that leaves a hole in the market - c'mon you crazy coders - provide a mass exodus from Google by alolowing searching for meaningful content rather than just what google spoon-feeds us :-)
  • (2016-12-14) Barnaby Malins: It's an ongoing battle against the great evil that is google, this extension was hugely useful but unfortunately needs updating as google have bricked it again with their last update
  • (2016-12-13) Elinor Bray-Collins: I added the discussion button but now it has disappeared - it is no longer under the "more" tab - where the heck is it???
  • (2016-12-09) Karl: Please fix when you can chaps, I love this plugin but google keep breaking it.
  • (2016-12-08) James L: Last google update broke the extension.
  • (2016-12-05) Pete L: This was great until the latest update, cannot see the Discussion option anymore when clicking more.
  • (2016-12-04) Mike Z: Worked well for a while, now stopped working
  • (2016-12-02) Donna Maukonen: Has been great in the past. Hope they can fix it now that Google has updated their layout.
  • (2016-11-30) Christopher Dobson: Broken since google's layout update
  • (2016-11-11) Varun .G.Pillai: Not working with new Version 54
  • (2016-08-19) Joshua Dotson: Great feature that Google removed. Helps remove all the commercial crap.
  • (2016-06-01) Omar Awad: Best way to find unbiased information. Thank you
  • (2016-06-01) Lion Kiss: THANK YOU SO MUCH for this extension!

Latest issues

  • (2023-06-07, v:1.4.3) Kashish Kalra: I can't access the discussion button
    I can't access the discussion button. It's not working
  • (2023-06-01, v:1.4.3) Bianca Rumore: I can no longer access the Discussions button
    It does not work. I can do anything :/
  • (2023-05-24, v:1.4.3) Clémence Monselet: Paramètre invisible
    Bonjour, j'ai télécharger le plugin discussions mais celui-ci n’apparaît pas sur les onglets quand je fais mes recherches , que puis-je faire ? Merci pour votre aide
  • (2023-04-27, v:1.4.3) AggiePhill: Not Working
    Discussions button is not visible. Extension does nothing.
  • (2023-02-26, v:1.4.2) someone you know: No longer accessible
    Can no longer find this option in the UI unfortunately.
  • (2022-10-29, v:1.4.2) Gary Cooper: Getting into forums
    I can no longer access the Discussions button. Thanks for all your efforts to try and sort this - such a useful and brilliant extension.
  • (2022-04-19, v:1.4.2) Seth Gabel: Discussion Search
    They've broken it again. The who results experience is different. Gone are the buttons.
  • (2021-12-07, v:1.4.2) James Kemp: Firefox
    Hi! Could you please make this work on Firefox?
  • (2021-09-08, v:1.4.2) chris brannick: Using the discussions button
    Hi, sorry if I'm being dim, but I can't work out how to use your discussions button. Is there a video or tutorial somewhere? Thanks! And apologies if I am, indeed, being dim.
  • (2019-09-16, v:1.4.1) Jay Winestein: need help understanding how to
    use this discussion button for google search i trying to find discussions or complaints about different subject like for example Retirement planning what are people complaining about or life insuance same question thanks
  • (2019-09-16, v:1.4.1) Jay Winestein: how do I
    actually use Discussion Button for G S
  • (2017-09-22, v:1.4.1) Captchas
    Every time I use the extension lately, Google makes me do captcha's. That's the only time I have to do them. What's going on?
  • (2017-07-28, v:1.4.1) Nilesh Gajjar: home page
    home page change automatic i want google.co.in home page
  • (2017-05-12, v:1.4.1) Tommy Lee: Buying
    Здравствуйте. Готовы купить Ваше расширение по хорошей цене. Либо помочь его отмонетизировать. Пишите, обсудим. [email protected] Skype: Tendy.Max Good day! Ready to buy your extension at a good price. Or we can help you for monetizing of it. Contact me for details. [email protected] Skype: Tendy.Max
  • (2017-01-14, v:1.4.1) Dani Ohana: can you make Discussions button hidden like it was before?
    so it will appear only after clicking "More"? because it is very annoying to see it loading every time. thanks
  • (2016-12-31, v: Daniel Dani: Not working as of Dec 30-2016
    Google is now pointless without the discussions and communities in forum.
  • (2016-12-18, v: Nick C: Not Working
    Hi, no longer working - anyway you can look at it? This is SUCH a valuable extension to me which searching for computer fixes.
  • (2016-12-15, v: Chmedly Chmedenstein: You obviously know...
    It's no longer working. Hopefully it can be sorted out. Although it seems obvious that Google wants to send people to pages where they will BUY things rather forums where they aren't as likely to BUY stuff. Advertisers might be fighting for these kinds of measures.
  • (2016-12-15, v: Alex Haws: No longer works
    Please fix the addon!


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4.2381 (147 votes)
Last update / version
2024-02-15 / 1.4.7
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