Track UPS, USPS, FedEx Package Shipping From Google

UPS Tracking
Screen capture

Want a faster way to track your packages? As soon as you have a valid tracking number from UPS, USPS, or FedEx, you can just copy and paste that number into Google and search.

This may not always be necessary. A lot of carriers will just send you an email with a link that you can click on and open the carrier's website. However, sometimes you get a tracking number from a third-party (someone is sending you a gift, for example) and sometimes you may be hesitant to click on links in emails for security concerns.

You may also have your email set disable links in order to avoid potential phishing or trojan scams. 

If your web browser supports it, you may even be able to save a step and avoid copy and pasting. Most modern browsers (Chrome, Firefox, etc) let you select and highlight your tracking number, right click, and select the "Search Google for "..." option. You can also do this from your phone in Android. Select the text with your finger on your Android phone and then "long click" - press your finger down until the phone vibrates slightly. 

If you've entered a valid UPS, FedEx, or United States Postal Service (USPS) tracking number, Google's first result will lead you directly to tracking info for your package. 

Google Now

Thanks to Google Now, a feature of modern Android phones, you can enjoy even more convenient package tracking. Sometimes before you even realize you've ordered anything. Google Now is Google's intelligent agent.

Like Siri or Alexa, Google Now attempts to make sense of requests you make using normal conversational language. It acts like a more human interface for your machine and can understand thins like context and idioms. So if you want to know where your packages are, you can just open Google Now and ask.

 

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

Google Now also tries to anticipate common requests before you even make them. If you have a package, you probably want to track it, right? So if you received a tracking number to your Gmail account, you will usually see a Google Now card that lets you know when you can anticipate that package to arrive. Likewise, if you use an Android Wear watch, your watch will have a Google Now alert with tracking information. 

Was this page helpful?