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Google To Enable Users To Comment on Search Results

Users will also be able to delete their comments

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Google is planning to launch a new feature that will enable users to leave in search results comments that could be seen by others.

While the feature has not yet gone live, an official Google help document has described how it would work, the Search Engine Journal reported on Saturday.

The feature will bring to Google Search certain features commonly found on social media platforms. Users will not only be able to read comments left by others, they will also be able to “like” or “dislike” their comments on Google search results.

It could also allow users to add comments to sports games, while they are live.

The comments will, however, be subject to Google’s policies for content posted by users on Search.

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Google to allow users to comment on search results. Pixabay

“Comments that don’t follow the policies might not be shown,” stated the Google help document.

“Your comments are public, so anyone can see what you write. The name on your About me page shows with your comments. You can’t add an anonymous comment,” it added.

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This means that one cannot leave comments on search results without logging-in.

Users will also be able to delete their comments. (IANS)

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Google Photos Now Adding Live Video Previews for Android Users

In cases of multiple side-by-side clips, Google Photos would play the video previews in reverse chronological order

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Google Photos' video preview is rolling out with version 4.20, but the feature is yet to launch for iOS users. VOA

After getting the dark theme update, search engine giant Google Photos is now adding live video previews to the main timeline of Google Photos for Android users.

Videos in Google Photos are denoted by a white play icon in the top-right corner of thumbnails that includes clip length. Google Photos 4.20, which rolled out last week, adds live previews as you scroll through your timeline in the “Photos” feed, 9To5Mac reported on Monday.

As part of the previews, the app would run through the entire recording — without the audio — with playback continuing until the user scrolls pass it. In cases of multiple side-by-side clips, Google Photos would play the video previews in reverse chronological order.

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Google Photos on the web allows users to hover over a video to get a preview, but it does not autoplay like on Android, the report noted. Pixabay

These live thumbnails play in both the square “Month view” and larger “Comfortable view,” with the latter providing a better watching experience, the report said. The preview feature, though not limited to just local content, is only being made available on the main feed and not in album or search screens.

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Google Photos’ video preview is rolling out with version 4.20, but the feature is yet to launch for iOS users. Google Photos on the web allows users to hover over a video to get a preview, but it does not autoplay like on Android, the report noted. (IANS)