Google Launches New Image Search Preview Box, Upsetting Some Searchers

Aug 7, 2019 • 8:44 am | comments (30) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

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As expected, Google has launched a redesign to the Google Image Search preview image box. Google has gone with the sticky interface, where the image preview box sticks to the right side and you can independently scroll through other images or the image preview box.

First, here is what it looks like:

Google Image Search Tests Sticky Image Preview Box

Google wrote "Starting today, when you select an image, it appears in a side panel on the page, next to the search results. Importantly, it stays there as you scroll, letting you easily compare images with others on the page. Do this as many times as you want without losing track of what you looked at; just hit the back button to bring up the last image you clicked on."

Google is also pushing more product information when relevant to an image.

There are tons of complaints in the Google Search Forums - I just linked to one, but there are tons. Here are some of the complaints:

What the hell is up? Why are the results squashed RIGHT over to the right hand side? I hate this.

Let's send corporate so many complaints that they are forced to change it back. I mean if the higher ups learn that they are losing users to Bing and Internet Explorer, I think they will change things quickly.

I personally prefer the preview pic as before where it opens below the Image, though the benefits of opening it on the side are handy. I think it should be a option in google settings or preview image on side should be a download/google extension.

The new layout for previewing images is awful. How am I able to adjust to that? This is something that Roblox would do to their website.

Personally, I do not mind the new design and feature.

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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