Google Tests Playing Videos As Overlays In Search

Feb 26, 2021 • 7:11 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

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Google Search for many queries and search result pages shows a video box that takes searchers to videos mostly on YouTube but other platforms as well. Now, Google is testing playing those videos directly in the search results page and not taking you to or the site the video is hosted on.

Mordy Oberstein captured this and posted some screenshots on Twitter.

Notice the expand arrows icon:

Google Search Videos Expand Icon

Then when you click on it, it loads this overlay:

Google Search Video Play On Google

Now, we have seen Google test variations of this before, back in January 2019 and also in August 2019 for the suggested clips. So this may be another variation of that test.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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