How to disable Generative AI search results on Google

If AI answers in search results isn't for you, use these steps to disable the feature on Google search.

Google disable Generative AI

If you enrolled in the new Google Search Generative Experience (SGE) but realize that traditional search results are more effective, you can turn off the AI experience, and in this guide, you will learn how.

SGE is the experience that appears at the top of search results and uses AI to generate a complete answer from a query using the knowledge of the web without you having to open a web link. Although AI can answer virtually any question, the technology is still in its early stages, so it’s not always accurate.

If you are finding that answers are not accurate or realizing that you prefer the traditional result page with links, it’s possible to disable the Generative AI from the results page.

This guide will teach you the steps to disable the AI results on Google.

Turn off Generative AI on Google search results

To disable the Search Generative Experience (SGE) on Google, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Search (web).

  2. Click the Search Labs button in the top-right.

    Search Labs

  3. Turn off the SGE toggle switch to disable the generative AI search results.

    Google Search AI disable

  4. Turn off the Code Tips toggle switch to disable AI answer for code.

Once you complete the steps, Google will no longer present answers in search results using AI (the SGE experience).

Turn on Generative AI on Google search results

To enable the Search Generative Experience (SGE) on Google once again, use these steps:

  1. Open Google Search (web).

  2. Click the Search Labs button in the top-right.

    Search Labs

  3. Turn on the SGE toggle switch to enable Google AI in search results.

    Google SGE enable

  4. Click the I agree button.

  5. Turn on the Code Tips toggle switch to enable code tips in search results.

  6. Click the I agree button.

After you complete the steps, the next time you perform a search, Google will show you a traditional page with results alongside a complete answer using the Search Generative Experience.