Google rolls out ‘about this result’ feature for Search: Here’s what it does

2021-02-03 05:30:26

Internet search giant Google has rolled out a new feature for its search feed that will allow users to get more information about a website that they are about to open.
“Starting today, next to most results on Google, you’ll begin to see a menu icon that you can tap to learn more about the result or feature and where the information is coming from. With this additional context, you can make a more informed decision about the sites you may want to visit and what results will be most useful for you,,” said the company in a blog post.
As part of this information, Google will show a description of the website from Wikipedia. In case a website doesn’t have a Wikipedia description, Google says that it will show users additional context that may be available, such as when Google first indexed the site.
For cumulative content such as job listings or local business listings, Google says that it will show a description about how it sources that information from sites on the web, or from businesses themselves.
Further, the company will also show if the connection to the site is secure based on its use of the HTTPS protocol, which encrypts all data between the website and the browser they are using.
Google says that this feature will be rolled out in English in the US on desktop, mobile web and the Google App on Android.

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