Google has celebrities answering web searches with selfie videos


Since celebrity questions make up a sizeable chunk of web searches, Google is piloting a new search feature where celebrities answer questions about themselves in short selfie videos that appear at the top of the search results. The fun feature is launching in the US today, and although it is currently backed by only a handful of celebrities, their number is sure to grow in the coming months.

So, if you want to know whether James Franco smokes, or whether Will Ferrell plays the drums—although it's a widely known fact that he used to play the drums for the Red Hot Chilli Peppers back in the 80s before impostor Chad Smith took over *ahem*—you can simply run a Google search on your phone and you'll get an answer straight from the horse's mouth!

The new Google search feature is now live in the US with answers from 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, but the roster of celebrities, as well as the number of answers they provide, is sure to expand in the future.

source: Google

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5 Comments

1. Brewski

Posts: 672; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

How do you activate this feature? I tried going to google and asking "Does James Franco smoke?" or "Does Will Farrell really play plays drums?" and nothing comes up. I tried in Chrome desktop browser and Android Chrome. When clicking on the source link it show the same gifs as on this page but doesn't say how to get them to work. It's not really a big deal as I do not see myself asking these types of questions ever but if it is advertised I at least want to see it in action...

2. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Try this “how many languages does priyanka chopra speak”

3. Brewski

Posts: 672; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

That just takes me to an article about how google has this new feature where celebrities will answer you in a video... SMH.

5. jove39

Posts: 2145; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

It works for me, I searched on iPhone + Safari.

4. rsiders

Posts: 1935; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Genius idea Google.

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