“By deeply integrating Twitter’s real-time content into Google search, we hope you find it easier than ever to explore your interests across both Twitter and Google.” – Twitter’s blog post

Screen Shot 2015-08-29 at 4.49.25 PMAs of a week ago, tweets in Google Search can now be seen on desktop in addition to mobile devices. The partnership between Google and Twitter started back in May with mobile search results, but it wasn’t until August 21 that tweets expanded to desktop search results. Google made the announcement with a witty tweet, to which Twitter responded with enthusiasm.

So what does this mean? Certain tweets will reach more eyes than they may have initially reached, but is there something deeper to this partnership? This TechCrunch article voices speculation that there could be some truth to rumors that Google may eventually acquire Twitter. Only time will tell.

Google has been in the spotlight quite a bit lately. On August 17, former Google CEO Larry Page announced the search engine’s new parent company, Alphabet. Google also recently announced that starting September 1, its web browser, Chrome, will freeze Adobe Flash’s ability to auto-play video ads. Rumor also has it that Google is testing video advertisements for inclusion in its search results.

Post written by Kylie West