Facebook allows Google’s mobile search on Android to “crawl and index its app” to reflect public posts from Facebook.
Wall Street Journal, which first reported the strategic partnership, quoted a spokesperson for Alphabet (Google’s new parent holding company) as confirming the announcement. The report adds that the listings will appear as ‘deep links’.
With this new initiative, photos and posts that are public also will reflect in Google’s mobile search.
Recently Google signed with Twitter to reflect tweets directly in its mobile and app search to boost engagement.
It ensures that real-time results are reflected in mobile search.
Facebook also uses its own Graph Search internally and for anything that Graph Search can’t cover, it makes use of Microsoft’s Bing Search engine, which has been making some impressive strides.
The mobile search results will reflect only in Android Smartphones, stated on a report on The Verge.