After a long period of rumours, Google and Twitter have confirmed they signed a deal that'll allow tweets to show up in the search giant's results on mobile devices.

Google and Twitter had a similar deal that ended in 2011 when Google first kicked off Google+, but the main difference now is that tweets will only show up when searching through the Google app for iOS or Android.

"By deeply integrating Twitter’s real-time content into Google search, we hope you find it easier than ever to explore your interests across both Twitter and Google," announced Twitter in a blog post.

So, if you search for POTUS Twitter, for instance, Google will now start to surface a scrolling bar of tweets from the official US President account (or from whatever related account you're interested in).

And if you search with hashtags, you will see tweets with that search term. Google is therefore now a lot like Twitter search, which is handy for those of you who don't live on Twitter but would like to stay tuned into current events.

That said, when you tap on a tweet in Google, you’ll be taken directly to Twitter.