Earlier this year in May Google and Twitter inked a partnership which brought tweets from the microblogging network to Google Search results on mobile. Tweets were visible in search results displayed in the official Android and iOS apps as well as on mobile browsers, to obtain tweets as results all users have to do is perform keyword searches for specific accounts and hashtags, however the search engine is capable of surfacing relevant tweets for standard searches as well. Google will now also feature tweets on desktop search results.
Google announced this through a minor update on the official blog post of this announcement which went live in May, confirming that from now on tweets will be featured in search results on desktop too.
One can search for specific accounts or hashtags on Google to bring up the tweets and just like on mobile the search engine will display tweets that are relevant to standard searches.
This partnership allows Google to tap into the microblogging service that many treat as a good real-time news source which it also brings in users for Twitter through the world’s most popular search engine, users that it most certainly needs.
Increased partnership between Google and Twitter is likely to fuel rumors once again that the search giant might be interested in acquiring Twitter, but so far there has been no indication from either camp that something like this could be on the table.