Google removes ‘view image’ button from Search

Published on February 16, 2018

Google has made a small change, which is expected to have a huge impact. The search giant has eliminated the ‘view image’ button from the ‘Search’ option. The option usually appears when an individual clicks on a picture. Following which, the individual is facing with the option of viewing the image alone.


However, that option will no longer be available. The option came handy to most users especially when they wanted to see the image clearly without opening a whole new tab for it. With the ‘view image’ button gone, individuals will now have to take additional steps to save the pictures. It seems like Google made the change especially to irritate the users.

Notably, the search giant has been under fire from photographers and publishers that led to the change. These professionals felt that the image search option enabled other users to steal their pictures. The removal of the view image button now means that the users won’t be able to select and download the image.

“A deal to show copyright information and improved attribution of Getty photos was announced last week and included these changes,” the Verge reported. The latest symbol is stopping people from taking an image altogether or driving them through to the website wherein the image can be discovered. This way, the site can showcase advertisements and generate revenue consequently. People are more likely to see any associated copyright information alongside the same details.

While this change sure is excellent news for publishers, however, it can get quite annoying for a healthy individual who is trying to find a picture on Google. They will now have to wait for the website to load and then scroll through it to see the image and download it by purchasing the model first. “Websites sometimes disable the ability to click right, too, which would make it even harder for someone to grab a photo they’re looking for,” notes The Verge.

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