Google's Twitter Integration Hits Desktop

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In May, Google announced new Twitter integration into its search results on mobile devices. This was the result of a deal between the two companies, which gives Google access to all of Twitter's tweets in real time.

Last week, some in the UK reported seeing a similar feature appearing in results on the desktop. Asked about it, Google said it was just experimenting.

While the company didn't go so far as to write a new blog post about it, it updated its original announcement on Friday to say: "We’ve extended this to desktop now too, and in English everywhere."

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So there you have it. Now tweets have much more reach on Google, and that will likely increase as time goes on. It appears that for now, the queries for which Google surfaces the functionality are still very limited.

More more on what this might mean for you, read this and this.

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