While conducting a search on Google+, a user can only comment on an existing post or share a found item, however, the Google+ team announced a new feature today that lets users start a conversation directly from search results.
Until now, options for interacting with a certain phrase or interest was limited to commenting and posting. The newly announced component suddenly turns a search into a conversation and relieves the pressure from users needing original content to partake in discussions…
Associate Product Manager at Google Alex Unger explained how the feature functions in his “Starting Conversations from Search Results” Google+ post:
“For example, if you search for basketball and then want to make a post about how your favorite team or player is doing, you can share right from the search results. Just look for the sharebox after searching on Google+, and you’ll see an opportunity to ‘join the discussion’ about whatever you’ve searched for.”
This new aspect of Google+ culminates all of the social network’s data to make it feel more —well—social, and to encourage trending issues and interest in posts. At this point, one can only speculate when the feature will make its way onto Google’s search engine.
Users can only “+1” a search result on the homepage at this point, but allowing the new feature on Search plus Your World could create an addicting stream of conversation that allots more clicks for those who have high-ranked listings on the search engine.