How To: Add Real-Time Twitter Results to Google Search in Chrome and Firefox

Add Real-Time Twitter Results to Google Search in Chrome and Firefox

If you want to know the most up-to-date news on a trending topic, Twitter can be a great place to look since people generally tweet about things as they happen. It used to be easy to find Twitter results in Google Search, but after their deal expired last year, tweets are no longer included in search results.

Want to Get Them Back?

There's a Chrome extension called HashPlug that adds a sidebar of tweets to your Google Search results, regardless of whether the two companies get along or not.

The widget only displays tweets related to the term you're searching for. The tweets are updated automatically in real-time and you can retweet, favorite, or reply to them right from the page.

The team behind HashPlug plans to eventually integrate Facebook results into the extension as well. You can check out the video above to see how it works, and download it from the Chrome Web Store if you want to try it for yourself.

Not a Chrome User?

If you use Firefox and have the Greasemonkey add-on installed, you can use this script to do the same thing. Rather than displaying the results in a separate sidebar, they appear at the top of the page before the results from the web. Not quite as pretty, but it gets the job done.

Do you find Twitter results in Google search useful, or distracting? If anyone knows of other add-ons or extensions for different browsers, be sure to let us know!

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