PowerApps - Add a Google search web part to your modern SharePoint page in 5 minutes Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft Power Apps, Microsoft SharePoint Online createapowerapp

For most organisations google is the most used site. As many organisations set the default browser home page to a SharePoint intranet many users may find that they are redirected to the site that they don’t want to get to. An easy solution would be to add a Google web part to a page.

Something as simple as the following JavaScript could do the job.

<br />
  function searchGoogle() {
    var query =document.getElementById('querybox').value;
    window.open('https://www.google.com?q=' + query, '_blank');
<div><img src="https://www.google.com/images/branding/googlelogo/1x/googlelogo_color_272x92dp.png" />
<input id="querybox" name="query" type="text" />
<input type="button" value="Search" />

But, this doesn’t work on the modern pages as script tags are not allowed in the Embed web part. Of course you could create an SPFx web part but there is an easier solution

The Embed Webpart doesn't like Javascripts

Create a PowerApp

Start by creating a blank PowerApp and set the height and width to 450×90.

Create a new Power App

Then add 3 controls.

  • an Image and set the image to the google logo
  • a Text Input box
  • Search icon

Adding 3 controls to my Power App

Set the Onselect of the Search icon to

Launch("https://google.com/search?q=" & TextInput1.Text)

Then save and publish the app and add the web part to your page.



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By Pieter Veenstra

Business Applications and Office Apps & Services Microsoft MVP working as a Microsoft Productivity Principal Consultant at HybrIT Services. You can contact me using contact@veenstra.me.uk.

12 thoughts on “PowerApps – Add a Google search web part to your modern SharePoint page in 5 minutes”
  1. That works great, but… how can I activate the search when the user hits the Enter key, instead of needing to click on the Search icon with the mouse?

  2. Hi, when I enter text and hit enter, a blank google page shows up, is there a way to search the text that was entered?

      1. Hi Pieter,

        i’m using the code that was provided above:

        Launch(“https://google.com/search?q=” & TextInput1.Text)

  3. When a user connects towards SharePoint Online, they need to click on “Log On to PowerBI”. After that the searchbar becomes available. Is this standard or can we somehow we move the “Sign in to PowerBI” button?

    1. If you have a Login to Power BI then most likely you have a Power BI Web parts on your page. Can you send me a screenshot of the page? The chat on this site will accept screenshots.

  4. Thank you for your repsonse! Unfortunately I am not sure where to add the “_blank”. Could you pls help? 🙂
    Launch(“https://google.com/search?q=” & TextInput2.Text)

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