YouTube searches are showing organic web search results, as well as videos, in a trial by Google.
This is currently taking the form of a singular web result breaking up a series of videos.
The test was first discovered by a user on the r/Google subreddit and, overall, the idea has not been well-received thus far on the site, with one user commenting:
“That’s really annoying. If I want a Google search, I’d go to Google. They should not treat users like tech illiterate people.”
Some have also shared that they feel the feature might be useful, with another user writing:
“The problem is when I need an answer to a question, and I don’t want to watch someone’s 7 minutes of filler before they answer it, and then ask us to like and subscribe in every way possible for 3 minutes.”
It’s not known how widely spread the testing of this feature is. Currently, it appears to only be via YouTube‘s Android app, but this has not been confirmed at time of writing.