Some Google searches are now answered by selfie videos from celebrities

Alfred Osborne
December 7, 2017

Such is the case with Google's new mobile search feature, which encourages celebrities to answer random questions about themselves via selfie videos. At the bottom, there is a carousel of cards that restates the question and can be swiped to see more answers from the same person.

Celebrities that you'll find video responses from include Priyanka Chopra, Will Ferrell, Tracee Ellis Ross, Gina Rodriguez, Kenan Thompson, Allison Williams, Nick Jonas, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, Seth MacFarlane, Jonathan Yeo and Dominique Ansel.

The next time you Google a question like, "Can Will Ferrell really play the drums?" the actor may very well answer you himself.

Google is planning to expand this feature "in the next few months" to offer these selfie-style videos from even more famous people.

Google notes that these results are "coming directly from the source". In the past, Google has allowed brands and other personalities to post directly to Google but only with text entries.

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Google's always testing out new features here and there for making its many services as great as can be, and the latest one has to do with its bread and butter, Google Search.

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.

So far, these celeb videos are only appearing in the Google mobile search results, not in the Google mobile app.

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