Google Blue Shield Icon In Snippets For Some Government Sites?

Sep 20, 2018 - 6:33 am 0 by
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Blue Google Shield

Google may be testing showing a blue shield icon in the snippets for some government related sites. I am honestly thinking this might be some sort of browser extension but it may not be and it may be a feature Google is testing. This was shared by Michael Postorino on Twitter and said he was using a private Safari browser, so no extensions.

Here is a screen shot of an IRS snippet in Google with the added blue shield line in the snippet:

Google Gov Blue Shield Icon

I have seen examples of this happening on Chrome with certain browser extensions over the years but this is happening for Michael on Safari on an iPhone. So I am not sure if that is even possible on Safari on iPhone. So maybe, just maybe Google is testing this feature?

Here are more screen shots from Michael:

I personally cannot replicate this.

Forum discussion at Twitter.


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