search mobile facets autocomplete spellcheck crawler rankings weights synonyms analytics engage api customize documentation install setup technology content domains user history info home business cart chart contact email activate analyticsalt analytics autocomplete cart contact content crawling custom documentation domains email engage faceted history info install mobile person querybuilder search setup spellcheck synonyms weights engage_search_term engage_related_content engage_next_results engage_personalized_results engage_recent_results success add arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up caret-down caret-left caret-right caret-up check close content conversions-small conversions details edit grid help small-info error live magento minus move photo pin plus preview refresh search settings small-home stat subtract text trash unpin wordpress x alert case_deflection
Search Concepts / Autocomplete


Autocomplete (also known as typeahead or autosuggest) is a language prediction tool that many search interfaces use to provide suggestions for users as they type in a query. In general, autocomplete menus drop down below the search bar as users type and change with each keystroke to provide increasingly accurate predictions. Autocomplete menus can be formatted in a wide range of styles, from basic menus listing only query suggestions to more advanced menus which break into multiple sections and provide brand, product, author, category, or other suggestions.

In Swiftype

Swiftype provides a fast default style autocomplete menu for search engines out-of-the-box, but also provides site owners the tools to integrate Swiftype's autocomplete into their existing website aesthetic via a jQuery library and customization tutorial. For inspiration, email for a list of exemplary implementations.