Starting today, Google has made some changes to its search engine by “officially” adding support for real-time search results. This new addition comes in the wake of sites like Twitter and Facebook that are updated with posts and tweets, by the second.
The service will be introduced gradually to all Google users and over the next few days, you will be able to see “new” updates that have been posted seconds ago, in Google Search results. The search results will include items from recently updated blogs, news articles and of course tweets and status updates. This is a step up from Google’s earlier option where news and articles from only “a few minutes” ago only appeared in search results by default. The new option will work in a way that is similar to Twitter’s existing search feature – albeit on a larger and broader scale. Twitter and Facebook, both have confirmed that they have signed a deal with Google to make real time results a reality. Earlier, Twitter had also struck a separate deal with Microsoft to make live updates available in the Bing search engine.
Real time search results will prove useful during situations when people need updated information constantly, and aggregate them from various sources.