Google to display Facebook app content in search results | HT Tech

Google to display Facebook app content in search results

Facebook will reportedly provide a boost for Google searches, allowing data from its mobile app to show up in a Google search.

By:AFP
| Updated on: Nov 17 2015, 13:02 IST
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Google couldn’t index anything within Facebook’s walled garden -- until now. Content from Facebook’s app will finally show up if you do a Google search on your mobile. (Reuters)

Facebook will reportedly provide a boost for Google searches, allowing data from its mobile app to show up in a Google search.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that Facebook has begun allowing Google to crawl and index its mobile app.

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For users, that means that Google search results on smartphones will display content from Facebook's app, including public profile information.

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Google cannot, however, show content shared through logged-in and private Facebook app sessions, which can be found using Facebook's own search service.

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First Published Date: 17 Nov, 13:01 IST
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