Google rolls out carousel feature for mobile users
Google has rolled out a new carousel feature to the search results page on mobile. The carousel allows mobile users to navigate through recent articles and videos related to the topic that they searched for.
The feature is intended to help direct people to the information that they’re looking for a bit faster.
Now, if people search on Google on their mobile they can expect to see “the freshest, most relevant content from within a single website grouped together in one easy-to-scan place.”
Google Search Product Manager Ardan Arac wrote in a blog post Thursday:
“Whether you’re looking for the latest clips from The Daily Show, news about the possibility of Greece leaving the Eurozone, or highlights from today’s Panthers game against the Canadiens, it can be hard to sift through all the great videos, articles, and more out there to find what interests you,”
“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.”
Now when mobile users now search for NPR on the Google.com website a carousel will appear with links to their latest articles and videos.
“Search for the Oscars in the Google app and you’ll find everything you need, from acceptance speeches to behind-the-scenes moments, to go into your Monday morning meetings prepared to gossip,” Arac said.
Currently it is only available on Google.com in English, however, in the future it is expected to be rolled out in other locations.