Track UPS, USPS, and FedEx Package Shipping From Google

Stay on top of your deliveries with these Google tips

As soon as you get a valid tracking number from UPS, FedEx, or USPS, type that number into Google for fast insight into your package's whereabouts.

Google Search vs. Carrier Tracking

Most carriers send an email with a link that you can click to open the carrier's website, if the sender of the package has your email address or if you have an account with that carrier. However, sometimes a tracking number may come from someone you may not know, for example, a seller in your winning eBay auction. You should be hesitant to click links in emails for security concerns. Pasting the number into a Google search bar (Bing offers similar functionality) saves you the potential risk of clicking an unsafe link.

If your web browser supports it, you can save a step and avoid the copy-and-paste technique. In most modern browsers, highlight the tracking number, right-click, then select the Search Google for option. On an Android phone, select the text with your finger, then press your finger down by long clicking until the phone vibrates slightly.

When you enter a valid UPS, FedEx, or USPS tracking number, Google's first result leads to the tracking information for your package.

Google tracking

Google Assistant

If you own an Android phone, you can get convenient package tracking with Google Assistant. Like Siri and Alexa, it attempts to make sense of requests you make using conversational language. It acts as a human interface for your machine and understands things like context and idioms. When you want to know where your packages are, open Google Assistant and ask.

On Android phones, pick up your phone with the Google search widget showing and say, "OK Google, where's my package?" The OK Google part starts the Google Assistant search. Some phones may require you to tap the microphone icon to start the voice search, in which case the OK Google part is unnecessary.

Google Assistant also anticipates common requests before you make them. If you have a package, you probably want to track it. So, when you receive a tracking number to your Gmail account, you see a Google Assistant card that lets you know when the package should arrive. Likewise, if you use a Wear (formerly Android Wear) watch, it issues a Google Assistant alert with tracking information.

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