An awesome tool called LMGTFY or Let Me Google That For You

LMGTFY is an abbreviation for Let Me Google That For You. A few years back some cool guys launched a service called with a thought.

LMGTFY is for all those people who find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than google it for themselves.


The idea is simple but fun. If someone asks you a question and you want to answer in a fun way but also letting them know that they should have just Google it themselves. Head over to and type your search query and click on Google Search or I’m Feeling Lucky button. Instead of the results page you get a link with an option to copy, shorten or preview it. The preview will show you what exactly the people with whom you will share the link will see. It plays a short demo showing the query text typed into the search box automatically and button you chose to press during link creation is pressed. Next you are taken to actual Google search result page. Along with a basic Google search the service also supports other vertical searches like Image, Video, Maps and many more. They also launched support for Wikipedia last year.

Let Me Google That For You
Let Me Google That For You
Use LMGTFY to educate others

Since its launch, then, many people started using it for this very purpose. You find lmgtfy links on many discussion threads. Apart from this, I believe this awesome service can be used for educational purpose as well. The web is filled with many hacks about how to use Google search efficiently. However, most people still use it in its basic and simplest form, i.e. to type questions or keywords into the search box. Below are examples of my top 5 favorite Google search tips explained using lmgtfy.

Let me know what would you do with this service?

One thought on “An awesome tool called LMGTFY or Let Me Google That For You”

  1. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The text in your content seem to be running off the screen in Firefox. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with internet browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know. The layout look great though! Hope you get the issue solved soon. Kudos|

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