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Google+ Adds Friends To Search

Continuing to integrate its various services, Google just introduced a new Google+ feature that lets users ask friends about search results. The search giant is currently testing the new “Ask on Google+” feature, which appears at the bottom of users’ search results. As VentureBeat reports, users can click the link to ask their friends any question related to restaurants, movies, or other topics. “Google has taken social interaction with your friends to another level,” VB writes. Users' questions will automatically be posted to their Google+ stream for friends to answer.

“Our goal for search is to help you find the best answers to your questions, and sometimes the best answers come from your friends,” a Google spokesperson explains. “To help you find those answers, we’re experimenting with a new link at the bottom of the search results page that invites you to ‘Ask your friends’ for information about the topics you’re searching for.”

Currently, the questions option is only appearing for select, active Google+ users. “The feature is a mixture between Yahoo Answers and the similar, if mostly ignored, Facebook Questions feature,” according to VB. “Whether or not this feature will get more interest from diehard Facebook fans, or have more success than Facebook’s similar feature, is yet to be determined.”

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