This feature will help vet website before you click.
A new Google feature is knowing as ‘About This Result’ is an update of its search results. This major new feature will allow you to pull up data from Wikipedia about a site in your search results, making it simpler to vet websites that you’re not familiar with. This feature is meant to assist users to show a more informed decision about what user have just looked for.
If you want to see the new information boxes, simply tap on the three-dot icon on the upper right of the result’s card, on the article it will pull up a short snippet. Google says that these descriptions will give the sourced and most up-to-date verified information available on Wikipedia.
Moreover, the new search info box will show more detailed information on the result like whether it’s a paid ad or natural item, or if the site uses a secure HTTPS connection.
Google says that new result information is built to help give additional peace of mind while looking for anything.
Though at the same time, when looking for health or news information on Google, it’s not difficult to see how the new tool could help users winnow out misinformation.
It’s likely not a coincidence that one of the company’s primary examples is to assist verify that a website such as The Lancet is a medical information’s valid source for the COVID-19 pandemic.
This latest feature is rolling out as a beta. The company says that it’ll keep on taking feedback from users so that the feature could be expanded and iterated in the upcoming time. However, Google isn’t offering any rough or hard details on what that will look like just yet.
The features start rolling out in the US for English language users for desktop, mobile web, and the Android Google app.
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