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Google is putting autoplay videos in Search results because hey, why not

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Stuart Smith
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In an effort to out-do the FCC in this month’s “who can ruin the internet” competition, Google is testing auto-playing videos in search results.

Search Engine Land has confirmed that Google is running a “small experiment” in which “videos automatically play in the knowledge panel” immediately to the right of search results.

This is roughly equivalent to your dog running a “small experiment” to see which of your furniture coverings is the most delicious.

The auto-play video pops up in the right of the search area when relevant.

At the moment, the videos being shown are those relevant to the search, so you get a Game of Thrones trailer if you search Game of Thrones.

Also vitally important to note is that the videos do autoplay, but they do so on mute.

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