Wondering to know more about the people who inspire you, now in the United States, when you search for questions about notable people on mobile, Google will answers to questions directly from the source in a selfie-style form.
Begining today, a search on mobile for personalities whether a rising star or well-known celebs, you will find the answers in the selfie-style videos. “These self-recorded videos share their perspectives and answers to some of your most-asked questions with a uniquely personal, authentic and delightful touch,” says Google.
The features starts in piloting on mobile with answers from celebs, including: “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.”
For now, you can pick up your phone to search for one of the people mentioned above, and in the next few months, you can expect to see more videos as you search for favorite personalities.
See the GIF animation below showing an example of this selfie-style answers on Google mobile search:
In a releated news, Google in response to an article published on The Outline, claiming that major web publications, including New York Times, CNN, and TechCrunch, have accepted payments from companies in exchange for positive coverage—”reminded publications to refrain from accepting bribes for links.”
Google’s Danny Sullivan reminding everyone stats that attempting to manipulate search rankings with paid links is against the search giant’s guidelines.
Lots of people reading & sharing this @Outline article about non-disclosed pay-to-play articles, especially by contributors. https://t.co/OBrdxs8UuZ Here’s the thing the article doesn’t get into. Often, these are about buying links in an attempt to influence search rankings….
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) 5 December 2017