Google Now includes Augmented Reality Animals in its Search Results

Google now includes some augmented reality animals on its SERP or search engine results page, the company has announced via Twitter…

At the end of last week, Google introduced a new enhancement to its search engine results page or SERP. Now, certain animal queries will come complete with augmented reality. And, it also includes some user interactions.

Google Search Augmented Reality Animals Debut

When people search for some animals, Google will display augmented reality animations. (That is, if the users have augmented reality supported phones.) 

So far, it works with alpine goats, angler fish, bears, emperor penguins, European hedgehogs, lions, tigers, and timber-wolves, according to the crew over at 9to5Google. It also works with dogs and cats.

Searching for any of the above terms will return a card reading, “Meet a life-sized [animal] up close.” It also includes a “View in your space” button, which instructs people to point their phones at the floor and thereafter, produces the AR animal right in that very space.

The AR animals produce sounds and display appropriate behaviors, making it all the more entertaining for people to play with.

Bill Boyles

Bill is a freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.