Google Carousel Goes Mobile
Google’s search engine carousel may have disappeared from our desktops but soon, you will be able to find it on your phone. Google announced on their blog that their carousel search results will soon be added to mobile search. Whereas the desktop Google Carousel could be seen at the top of the page, the mobile carousel will be underneath the topic in question.
When you search for a topic, just scroll down to see a “carousel” of recent articles, videos or more on that subject. Tap any link to read or watch exactly what you’re interested in. says the official Google Search blog,
For example, if you search for NPR, you’ll see links to all their latest articles and videos. Search for the Knicks to browse content from their site as well as videos and news from ESPN or Bleacher Report. (If you don’t see this new feature yet when you search for your favorite site, stay tuned—we’ll be making this available for more sites soon.)
The new addition to the mobile search is also strategically (no doubt) in time for the Oscars. Google is always a popular place but even more so when it’s award season. If you’re watching this Sunday, use your mobile to search acceptance speeches, winners, and any other Oscar moments. Whether the mobile carousel is here to stay has yet to be seen but Google’s hopeful!
Do you think this will affect load times or be a nuisance (accidental clicking, accidental scrolling)?