Google Tests Portrait Mode Tall Top Stories Layout

Mar 12, 2019 • 7:41 am | comments (0) by | Filed Under Google Search Engine

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Google seems to be testing a portrait mode, i.e. taller mode, for the top stories in the mobile search results. Valentin Pletzer shared some screen shots with me on Twitter and you can see, some are videos and some are just tall images as opposed to square or wide images.

Here is what he saw:

Google Top Stories Tall

Compare that to what I see:

Google Top Stories

Here are some more screen shots from Valentin:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

Update: Here are more shots of it in action:

Google Top Stories Portrait Mode 1

Google Top Stories Portrait Mode 3

Google Top Stories Portrait Mode 2

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