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A function in Google Search is about to disappear!



A long-standing feature of Google Search is officially going away, as cached web pages will no longer be available in search results.

A function in Google Search is about to disappear!

In recent months, you may have noticed on Google Search that the “cached” link has been appearing less frequently. It turns out that this is on purpose, as Google discreetly removed the functionality.

In response to a question about the cached link on Twitter/X, Danny Sullivan, head of search at Google, officially confirmed that, yes, cached web pages are no longer accessible through search results.

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The “cached” button has for years appeared next to every search result to show a slightly older version of the web page as it was captured and viewed by Google. This was often useful for finding a recent change to a website or for accessing information when a page was down. A few years ago, the link appeared in an overflow menu next to a search result, but in recent years it has moved to the “About this result” overlay.

For now, it is still possible to use the “cache:” operator.[inserir URL]”

This is to access these pages, but this functionality will also be removed soon.

Unfortunately, the post Sullivan does not explain why Google removed this function. However, the “cached” link has not been visible in Search for some time.

“Hey, I’m catching up. Yes, it has been removed. I know, it’s sad. I’m sad too. It’s one of our oldest features. But it was intended to help people access pages when, for a long time, they couldn’t rely on a page loading. Nowadays, things have improved a lot. ”

Sullivan also gives a personal opinion. Thus he theorizes a future in which the “cached” link is replaced by a link to capture a web page by The Internet Archive.

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