Now Your Favorite Celebrities Will Answer Your Google Searches

Doris Richards
December 7, 2017

Google is launching a new feature for its mobile search engine that allows celebrities to answer commonly asked questions in the form of video selfies, the company announced Thursday. So far Google has enlisted celebs, like Priyanka Chopra, Tracee Ellis Ross, Gina Rodriguez, Nick Jonas, Will Ferrell, and James Franco to participate-just to name a few. Users will also be able to view the video in fullscreen mode. Initially an experiment during the 2016 US presidential election, Posts on Google lets individuals post Twitter-like status updates right on Google's search results pages. Google says it will include answers from additional high-profile figures over the coming months.

Using Posts on Google, people could share images, videos, and GIFs, in addition to text.

The difference here, however, is that the videos live directly in search, so they'll show up on the mobile web and through Google-owned apps and not just on a standard website video player or YouTube embed.

Given it can't seem to build a real social platform, it's now trying to make Google Search itself feel more social, it seems. The fun feature is launching in the U.S. today, and although it is now backed by only a handful of celebrities, their number is sure to grow in the coming months.

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