Old Google Image Search Interface Returns To Mobile Version?

Sep 30, 2013 • 8:21 am | comments (7) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

Google ImagesGoogle Image Search on iOS 7 seems to have reverted back to the legacy interface.

Instead of showing a full screen preview of the image, it is now showing the image as an overlay above a framed in view of the source of the image.

You can see a before shot from a post I have in 2012.

Here is what I see now on my iPad running iOS 7:

Google Mobile Image Search Bug Goes Back To Legacy Design

Google has not yet confirmed the bug, but there are dozens and dozens of complaints about it in the Google Web Search Help forums over the weekend.

Searchers are saying:

iOS 7 and Safari or Chrome using google search on images displays thumbs fine, however when you select one it now directs you to the web page instead of creating a side scrolling preview list of the thumbs off the initial page.

This worked fine this morning and now its not working properly ~ who made a change and how do I fix this?

Is this a bug or Google reverting back to the old interface to appease some webmasters? I doubt Google is reverting anything.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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