Did you know that in some browsers, specifically on Android on Chrome and maybe others, that you can scroll to see more of a longer and truncated snippet in the Google Search results? I didn’t but Kamran Badal spotted this the other day and Glenn Gabe was able to replicate it.
I am not sure if you would care but I found it super interesting that you can kind of scroll to see more of a snippet in the mobile Google Search results. I cannot replicate this on iOS devices but this can be replicated on Android devices.
Kamran Badal wrote on Twitter, “Fun fact, kind of? The descriptions in #Google search results mobile layout are scrollable.”
Here is his screenshots showing this in action:
Glenn Gabe also replicated it himself:
Wow, very interesting. I’m seeing that too for some listings. When truncated heavily, I can tap on that description and see more by scrolling. Highly doubt anyone knows that or is using it. Great catch, though. 🙂 pic.twitter.com/uwGjylqNAR
— Glenn Gabe (@glenngabe) January 24, 2023
Again, not sure any of you should care about this, but I found it interesting because it seems like some sort of hack or bug that should not work in Google Search.
Forum discussion at Twitter.