Google rolls out video previews for quick searches

Google rolls out video previews for quick searches

Google has rolled out six second video previews on Google search which will see videos brought up in search results auto-play in silent.

In a blog post Google explained: "Starting today and rolling out more next week, on the Google app for Android and Chrome on Android, when video results show up in the video carousel, just like text snippets for text results, you’ll see video previews."

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Earlier, Google introduced video versions of featured snippets for quick answers to queries like “how to kickflip.”

"We’re always looking for ways to help you find information faster and easier. That’s why when you look up “NBA draft recap,” for example, you’ve always seen short text snippets for each result. These text snippets help give you a snapshot of the site's content, making it easier to decide whether you’d like to click through to read more," wrote Prashant Baheti, Google's product manager, in the post

"For videos, we have traditionally shown a static image thumbnail in search results. But as more information moves to video, we’re working on new ways to give you useful glimpses, helping you quickly find what you’re looking for across video, too."

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