Yes you still need meta tags. No Google won't always use them. But you should always write your own for SEO reasons.
What are “meta tags”? Meta tags are the words and phrases you see in a list of search engine results that provide a preview of what’s on a web page.
SEO can feel like a confusing concept, full of jargon and mysterious terms. But a little bit of knowledge can go a long way to help you get to grips with it.
Can’t tell your links from your content, or your Google juice from your keyword density? Never fear, help is at hand! Here is Part 2 of my series on SEO Jargon…