Google is slowly rolling out a new feature on its search engine that caters to people who like reading long and in-depth articles about a particular topic. Google believes that roughly 10 percent of people using its search will benefit from this new feature. Also Read - Google, Facebook make vaccination mandatory for employees returning to office
What this feature will essentially do is highlight in-depth articles when you search a certain topic. As seen in the picture above, a search for the term ‘censorship’ throws up articles from The New Yorker, Guardian and the Wall Street Journal. At the moment it isn’t clear how Google will define an in-depth article, but chances are if an article follows these guidelines, they will be scoured by Google’s search engine.
“I’m happy to see people continue to invest in thoughtful in-depth content that will remain relevant for months or even years after publication. This is exactly what you’ll find in the new feature,” Google’s Pandu Nayak wrote in a blog post to introduce the new feature. He also adds that besides well-known publishers, the tool will also highlight ‘great articles from lesser-known publications and blogs’.
Google also mentions adding this feature doesn’t mean the rest of the results will be affected and the search results will continue to show existing links, such as the Wikipedia page, dictionary definitions, and other topical content from Google News.