Google now let you find your IP address via search query – Sorry whatismyip.com

Google what is my IP address

How many of you ever search for the term “what is my IP” in Google? That’s thousands of you, if not millions, and then you immediately click on the first result to figure it out. Well, now the search giant is going to offer you the answer right before all the search results. 

Right now, if you go to Google.com and do a search, for example, “what is my ip”, “ip address”, “my ip”, “ip”, and everything in between, Google will display your current public IP address of the computer from which the search query was received. This is an easier way to find out your IP address, and it will save you extra clicks going through different websites that shows you just that. As much as this new tool is going to help a lot of you, this is not a good news for websites like whatismyip.com, ipchicken.com, etc.

Just a reminder: The IP address identifies your computer among all computers on the internet. However, there are several networking scenarios when the IP address received by Google will be different from the one in your actual computer, for example, if your computer is in your corporate network or your home, in this cases you are assigned and internet IP address by the DHCP server behind a Network Address Translation (NAT) from your router or modem.

If you like to read more about this new feature here check out this Google Answer post.

Do you want to give it a try? Click this link https://www.google.com/search?q=what+is+my+ip

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.