Google Debuts Video Summary Carousels

Google now has a new feature that gives you a sneak-peak slideshow of full length videos when searching on your Android mobile device.

Video snippets of Youtube videos have been available as a feature for searching quick how to’s—such as instructions on how to do a kickflip on a skateboard. However, this new feature will differ because it will generate a carousel of highlighted moments throughout the full-length feature.

The new update is meant to streamline the video search experience and better direct users to exactly what they are looking for. So, rather than just seeing a single still image, the search display will show a GIF-esque preview of the full feature.

This 6-second silent summary clip will be available to Android users only via Android Google Chrome and the Chrome Android app.

Users can see an example of these video blips (that are in the process of being fully implemented) when searching recap videos of the 2017 NBA draft.  The video previews will only be enabled while connected to wi-fi and have the capability of being turned on and off.

Hopefully, the feature will be implemented for iPhone and Desktop users to better aid in the search experience. Look out for updates on the new feature’s implementation across different platforms at the Google Press Blog and the Sixth City site.

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