Google announced in India yesterday that they are testing a search feature to allow you to search text within the video. This isn’t a huge stretch from key moments but it is neat to see you being able to search the words spoken in a video.
Google said in this announcement, “We’re piloting the ability to search within videos on your phone’s Search app. Just type in your query using the ‘Search in video’ feature & find exactly what you’re looking for.” I should note, as you can see below, Glenn Gabe was able to see this himself in the US, he is far from India.
Here is the tweet announcing this:
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We're piloting the ability to search within videos on your phone's Search app. Just type in your query using the ‘Search in video’ feature & find exactly what you’re looking for.#GoogleForIndia pic.twitter.com/G3KIhpO7ow
— Google India (@GoogleIndia) December 19, 2022
Play the video of how this works… Google wrote “Besides images, videos are also a rich source of visual information but it’s often hard to find something buried inside a long clip. For example, perhaps you’re watching a long video about Agra, and you’re curious if it also covers Fatehpur Sikri. With a new feature we’re piloting, you’re now able to search for anything that’s mentioned in a video, right from Search. Simply enter a search term using the ‘Search in video’ feature and quickly find what you’re looking for.”
Glenn Gabe shared a bit more on this:
Google brings Multisearch to India starting today, and it's piloting "Search within a video"
— Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) December 19, 2022
Searching for words spoken in a video is really something pretty amazing. But with the amazing transcriptions, YouTube automatically creates, I think it is not surprising to see this feature being tested.
Here is an example of this working in the US with a John Mueller video!
"Search in video" is live in the US, as well. I used it a few times yesterday. Keep an eye on this, since the tech enables you to find very specific things w/in the video and jump right to that point. Could be very helpful on several dimensions. 🙂 https://t.co/556yGotGjp
— Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) December 20, 2022
Read the article here.