Nowadays Google is showing more featured snippets for more queries than ever before. Both RankRanger and Mozcast show a noteworthy rise in the percentage of queries on which Google is showing these featured snippets.
Featured snippets are those answers which Google is displaying for many search queries directly in its search results. Benefit of Featured snippets is that the searcher doesn’t need to click over to the web page and leave Google.
Below are the charts from RankRanger and Mozcast showing the rise in feature snippets in the past 30 days: