The social media giant, Facebook announced that it has allowed the Google bot to crawl and index its mobile app, Facebook for Android. This allowance will enable the tech giant to enhance the mobile search results with the pages from the android app.
Basically, the mutual announcement by the two giants will ease the users as they will be able to jump directly to the app from the Google search results.
“When people search for public Facebook content on the mobile web, those who use Facebook for Android can now click through and go straight to the Facebook app,” said a Facebook spokeswoman to The Wall Street Journal, news that was also confirmed by an Alphabet spokesperson to the publication.
The company has named the feature as “Deep Links” for Android Apps, which was previously introduced by Google, earlier this year. Also, the same feature was introduced for the iOS apps soon after the initial roll-out.
As of now, the search engine major is planning to Deep Link the Facebook for Android only. However, it is expected that the partnership will extend to the iOS app soon and the Apple device users will be soon getting the feature.
One of the Google developers explained that the Google’s search results will list only the publically available pages and the listing will redirect on the same. The content available after logging in or the personal information that is not shared publically will not be indexed to the search results.
“When people search for public Facebook content on the mobile web, those who use Facebook for Android can now click through and go straight to the Facebook app,” a Facebook spokeswoman wrote in an emailed statement.