Google Mobile Friendly Test Not Using Latest Chromium Yet

May 8, 2019 - 8:59 am 1 by

Google Mobile Friendly Test

With the big news around Googlebot now being evergreen and running the latest version of Chromium and thus being able to access 1000+ new features on web pages, you'd think we'd see it. But no, we don't see it yet and no - the mobile-friendly test and probably the other testing tools do not support it yet.

I suspect we will see it soon but right now, GoogleBot in all of my access logs show Chrome 41, not Chrome 74.

And Martin Splitt from Google confirmed that the mobile-friendly test has yet to be updated:

I assume Google will be updating all of there tools when they get back from I/O - so maybe in the next week or so?

As they do and we hear about it, we will keep you posted. But as of right now, I don't see GoogleBot switch over to Chrome 74, nor the Google tools.

Forum discussion at Twitter.


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