Google has added a new feature which is called ‘key moments for videos’ in search to highlight the most relevant parts of longer videos that are based on timestamps provided by the video creators.
Currently, this video listing will be initially available only for English searches involving YouTube videos.
On Tuesday, Prashant Baheti, the Google Search product manager mentioned in a blog that “Starting today you can find key moments within videos and get to the information you are looking for faster, with help from content creators. When you search for things like how-to videos that have multiple steps, or long videos like speeches or a documentary, Search will provide links to key moments within the video, based on timestamps provided by content creators,”.
Prashant also mentioned that “You will be able to easily scan to see whether a video has what you’re looking for, and find the relevant section of the content. For people who use screen readers, this change also makes video content more accessible,”.
Soon, everyone will be able to find these key moments from video publishers around the world, such as NDTV and CBS Sports, as they add a markup to their videos, and the company is looking forward to more creators to adopt this new helpful feature.