Google lets you look for tweets in mobile searches
Your tweets just got a lot more searchable.
Google and Twitter are teaming up to allow the search engine to surface tweets directly in search results, the two companies announced Tuesday. To start, the update will appear in mobile searches — both on browsers and in Google's iOS and Android apps.
An update on Google's regular web search will follow.
This means you no longer need to go directly to Twitter to look up specific Twitter accounts, hashtags or tweets concerning given topics. If you want to search for a particular handle, for example, you can simply search "NASA Twitter" to view the handle and account's most recent tweets. Searching for specific hashtags or other topics that may be trending will also turn up Twitter results, Google says.
Google is not the first search engine to surface individual tweets in search results. Microsoft's Bing rolled out a similar feature last summer that allow people to search for accounts, hashtags and tweets about specific topics.
The changes will begin appearing in English on Google.com on mobile browsers and the company's mobile apps in the U.S on Tuesday — though Google says it will be "rolling out gradually." Similar updates on desktop and in other countries and languages will be launching too, though the company didn't provide a timeline.