Google has removed the ‘view image’ button from Google Images


For those asking, yes, these changes came about in part due to our settlement with Getty Images this week (see also …). They are designed to strike a balance between serving user needs and publisher concerns, both stakeholders we value.

The Search by Image button is also being removed. Reverse image search *still works* through the way most people use it, from the search bar of Google Images.

Today we’re launching some changes on Google Images to help connect users and useful websites. This will include removing the View Image button. The Visit button remains, so users can see images in the context of the webpages they’re on.


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