Google Announces Redesigned, Faster Image Search


Google Announces Redesigned, Faster Image Search

Search giant Google has revamped its image search feature. In a blog post, company’s associate product manager, Hongyi Li, said that based on feedback from both users and webmasters, the company has redesigned Google Images.

The revamped Google Images page will be faster and more reliable than the current version, claims the post. The images will soon be displayed in an inline panel and will be accompanied by the associated metadata and key information.

In the post on the official Google Webmaster blog, Hongyi Li said users “will be able to quickly flip through a set of images by using the keyboard. If you want to go back to browsing other search results, just scroll down and pick up right where you left off.”

Li wrote that important information about any particular image, such as its size, name of the domain hosting it and title of host page, will appear next to the image. Moreover, the domain name will become clickable once the redesigned image search goes live. He also said, “We also added a new button to visit the page the image is hosted on. This means that there are now four clickable targets to the source page instead of just two.”

With this update, Google has done away with the policy of loading the source page of an image in an iframe, which optimises the user experience. This update will bring Google Images for desktops closer to its tablet counterpart.

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