Many people use Google for information about a particular topic, but when you want to know something about the actors and stars that you love most. Google usually uses its knowledge Graph to surface the best and most accurate answer for you. But now Google launched a new interesting feature for Search on Thursday. Google Search will now show selfie-style videos, from certain celebrities, for answering that question which users popularly search for about them.
The feature is available only for Google’s mobile app and on the mobile web browser for Android users. The company is currently focused on a mobile version, but it says it will bring that feature to desktop search as well. The list of celebrities will be a mix of rising stars and well-established personalities. This new feature will give a personalized touch to Google Search.
In a blog post, Google said that it had started the feature with a few celebrities, namely, Priyanka Chopra, Will Ferrell, Tracee Ellis Ross, Gina Rodriguez, Kenan Thompson, Allison Williams, Nick Jonas, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Seth MacFarlane, Jonathan Yeo, and Dominique Ansel.
“Today’s announcement gives you a snapshot (or should we say selfie-shot) of what’s to come, but in the next few months, you may see more videos as you search for your favourite personalities. For now, pick up your phone to search for one of the people mentioned above-you just might find a surprise video answer waiting for you,” the blog post added.
Google also said that more celebrities and their answers will be added to it in the coming days. Google’s aim is to make this feature accessible to a bigger audience with a wide variety of personalities which you have chosen from the list. The videos are being tested in the US initially. The videos of famous celebrities will remain self-recorded to maintain the originality of the concept.
If users search for any question and its answer is pre-recorded in the video format, then the video will appear on the top of a search. Users can view the video in fullscreen mode. This is the best feature of Google which deliver answers in Video style, that is more valuable than just showing a list of blue links. Do try this feature on Google Search and let us know your feedback in our comment section below.
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