Searching for videos—particularly short-form ones from Instagram and TikTok—is expected to be more convenient, as Google is reportedly testing a new search feature that aggregates short-form videos from both social media platforms. This has been confirmed by TechCrunch, though the feature has yet to fully roll out.
TechCrunch adds that the addition of the new search aggregation feature is part of an expanded test update on Google Discover, where the Google app on Android devices get an additional carousel displaying curated Instagram an TikTok content. This time around, Google’s experiment brings video results from both social media platforms through the search engine itself.
While Google declined to comment, a company spokesperson told TechCrunch that the feature is being tested on mobile devices as a limited, early-stage feature. Overtime, Google may scale up the feature, which would make social media video content more visible on its search results.