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Google continues to grow Instant: video previews now available

15 March 2011 BY

Last week Google added the feature Instant Previews on the mobile to its mobile users. These users would now be able to watch snapshots of pages, something we were already capable of doing on the web.

We couldn’t however do that in the video section. Soon you will be able to. Google added the Instant feature to the videos making it possible to preview videos.

By clicking on the now well known magnifying glass next to the title of any video search result in universal or video mode you will now be able to play through a set of four short segments from the video. This is not yet implemented for all videos. Also you have to be careful, in most cases in Universal search the magnifying glass still only shows the YouTube page.

Still, again this is a sign of how Google is trying to give you as much information on the page as possible, before the actual click, much like the changes we highlighted yesterday.


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