There are reasons that Google remains the (nearly) undisputed king of Internet searching –they are always adding features, making changes for the better, and evolving the way their software functions. To this end, one the of the latest updates to Google’s mobile search takes your search terms and displays other related article and videos for that specific topic (all in a clean, easy to navigate carousel).
Google describes their new feature in more detail:
When you search for a topic, just scroll down to see a “carousel” of recent articles, videos or more on that subject. Tap any link to read or watch exactly what you’re interested in. For example, if you search for NPR, you’ll see links to all their latest articles and videos. Search for the Knicks to browse content from their site as well as videos and news from ESPN or Bleacher Report.
Truth be told, anything that delivers me more content in less time is a clear win in my books. While the carousel may be limited to articles and videos right now, you have to know that this is just the beginning. In time, you can expect other relevant content to be displayed –including social media links and tweets.
Most users are reporting that this feature is already live, though Google warns it may take time for all sites to be covered.
Jillian Koskie is an experienced software developer, content writer, project manager and usability design expert. With over 17 years in these roles, Jillian has enjoyed applying her skill-set to assist clients and users across a wide variety of sectors including: legal, health, and financial services. Combining these professional opportunities with a love of technology, Jillian is pleased to contribute articles, opinions, and advice to numerous news outlets, websites, and publications.