Does Stack Overflow have a new special kind of Google integration?
How does this work? It looks great!
This is an ongoing experiment that Google is running. They contacted us some time ago and let us know they were interested in running an experiment that showed additional information from our site including answer snippets. At the time they were going to focus it on the mobile app and web experience, but the desktop experience is also included in this round of testing. While Google doesn't need our permission for this, they have been forthcoming and are keeping us in the loop on which experiments they're running, and will be sharing data back on the results of the experiments. We will continue to strongly advocate for what we think is best for our users, which includes steering them away from experiments or results that we feel is a detriment to new user and community engagement in the ecosystem.