Google as relaunched the featured snippets on January 30. A featured snippet is a block that appear over the search results when you try to search questions.

Here’s an example from Google.

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The featured snippets make it easy for the searchers to access most relevant information. The snippets work well with the voice and mobile too.

You can read Google’s A reintroduction to Google’s featured snippets to learn more about the new featured snippets.

The MOZ team has also published an in-depth article on the snippets – Exploring Google’s New Carousel Featured Snippet.