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Google removes “View Image” button: Here’s how to get it back

February 19, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories

Google removes "View Image" button: Here's how to get it back

Google removes “View Image” button: Here’s how to get it back.

On Friday 16 January 2018 Google had made a few changes to the way Image Search works on the search engine. However, one of the biggest changes was the removal of the “View Image” button, which would take a user straight to the image and the image’s URL.

Danny Sullivan, Google’s public search liaison, tweeted about the change on February 16. His Tweet read:

With the “View Image” button disabled, users will now have to visit the hosting website of the image in order to view or download the image. This will in-turn generate more visitors for websites hosting sought-after images.

After the removal of the “View Image” button was implemented, Google faced a backlash from users on social media.

A way to get it back:
With backlash increasing over the removal of the function, Google quickly developed workaround extensions for both Google Chrome and Firefox. These workaround extensions bring the “View Image” button back to these two browsers. The extension for Google Chrome and Firefox can be found by clicking on the links.

By: Darryl Linington
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