The blog post provided examples of the types of content that can be found through Perspectives search, including TikTok videos, YouTube videos, websites, tweets, Quora results, and Reddit posts.
Google emphasizes the importance of information quality and critical attributes like authoritativeness, expertise, and trustworthiness, ensuring that users can rely on the information they find.
According to a blog post by Google in May, the Perspectives search feature presents users with an exclusive selection of long and short-form videos, images, and written posts sourced from various platforms such as discussion boards, Q&A sites, and social media platforms.
By selecting the Perspectives filter, users can expect to see more content that is based on firsthand experiences or created by individuals with deep knowledge in a specific subject.
Google's introduction of the Perspectives search feature appears to be a response to a common search tactic employed by users—appending "Reddit" to their search queries to find information and opinions from real people.
However, this tactic became less effective when numerous Reddit communities temporarily went offline in protest of Reddit's planned API changes.
Although many subreddits have since reopened and can be accessed directly through search, Google's Perspectives feature aims to provide users with a broader range of sources and perspectives beyond Reddit alone.