We’ve curated some of the big news surrounding Schema markup for the week to help you stay on top of changes and news:
Google’s John Mueller said last night that bigger changes are coming to Google Image search this coming year.
The patent tells us that the answer passage might be selected based upon a score that show that there is structured data (such as schema) and unstructured data (such as prose passages) to provide an answer.
The question asked was about the use of structured data for ranking in featured snippets. It was also about showing up for voice search via the Google Assistant.