As per a report by TechCrunch, a Google spokesperson confirmed that the feature is being piloted on mobiles and is a limited early-stage feature right now on the Google app for mobiles and on the mobile website. It is unclear what searches the feature will be available for.
The report further says that clicking on the Instagram and TikTok videos in the short videos carousel takes users to the Web version of the social media platform, not the mobile app, even if it is installed on the phone. This could mean that the implementation of this feature will let users watch videos without switching apps. By clicking on the back arrow, users can return to the search results that lead them to the video, stated the report.
The feature hasn’t rolled out for everyone and seems to be only in testing stages as of now. It is not clear how the feature will work in India, where TikTok has been banned by the government.
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