Real-time tweets making their way into Google search results, but only on mobile


Twitter Google Search results

It’s official: starting today, you’ll begin seeing tweets sprinkled into your Google search results. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. We told you guys about the deal Twitter struck with Google back in early February in hopes of bringing fresh, new meat to the social network. What better way to do that than by teaming up with the internet’s biggest search giant?

Don’t worry about seeing Twitter results for any search query, only specific keywords will pull them up. Google says only things like “NASA Twitter” or “#MadMenFinale” will display tweets as they appear in real-time. Oh, and keep in this mind content from Twitter is only being displayed on mobile for now, which includes searches performed in the Google app or in your browser.

That being said, you might be careful what you tweet. Wouldn’t want a prospective employer Google searching your name and pulling up tweets about how wasted you and your friends got the night before.


Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Can we opt our tweets out of this?

    1. Hmm… I wonder if your Twitter is set to private if it’ll work.

      1. If you open your browser in incognito mode and view the tweet and it shows then anyone can see it. If it doesn’t show then it won’t be searchable. Setting to private will accomplish this.

    2. Seems futile. If anyone can access your tweets then why wouldn’t a search engine be able to?

  2. I was looking up some before-and-after photos of some actors, and actresses last night and noticed this. I was like “Oh how… nice…”.

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