Google is testing a new feature that will allow instagram and tiktok videos to appear on its own dedicated turntable in mobile Google Apps – a move that will help the company retain users looking for social video entertainment without leaving Google’s platform altogether. The feature itself is an extension of a test launched earlier this year, when Google first introduced the “short video” carousel in Google discover, a personalized feed in Google’s mobile app, on the left side of the home screen of some Android devices. < / P > < p > at the same time, the “short video” turntable has been focusing on aggregating social videos from other platforms, including Google’s own short video project Tangi, India’s tiktok competitor trell, and Google’s own video platform youtube, which has also recently tried short video content. < / P > < p > foreign media techcrunch found that when you scroll through the Google knowledge base of Green Bay Packers, the short video turntable will appear, followed by scores, hot stories, twitter results, hot results, pictures, videos and other content, such as player list, ranking, etc. < / P > < p > instagram and tiktok videos can be found in the short video line. When you click, you’ll be taken to the web version of the social platform – not the native mobile app, even if it’s installed on the user’s device. The end result is that Google users are more likely to stay on Google because they can return search results by simply clicking the back arrow after watching the video. < / P > < p > Google has indexed video content for many years and worked with Twitter to index search results in 2015. However, it is not clear to what extent it has a formal relationship with Facebook / instagram or tiktok. < / P > < p > Google declined to comment formally or elaborate further on its plans, but a company spokesman confirmed to techcrunch that the feature is currently being piloted on mobile devices. They clarified that this meant that it was a limited, early-stage function. In other words, users will not find short video turntables in every search query. But over time, as Google expands its products, it could become an interesting tool for indexing and emerging social media’s most popular video content. Global Tech