A long-standing feature of Google Search will be officially retired, as cached web pages will no longer be available in search results.
One of the functions in Google search is about to disappear!
In recent months, you may have noticed on Google search that a “cached” link has been appearing less frequently. This turned out to be intentional, as Google secretly removed the functionality.
In response to a question about the cached link on Twitter/X, Danny Sullivan, Google's head of search, officially confirmed that yes, cached web pages can no longer be accessed through search results.
For years, a “cache” button has appeared next to every search result to show a slightly older version of the web page as it was captured and displayed by Google. This was often useful for finding a recent change to a website or for accessing information when a page was down. A few years ago, the link appeared in the full list next to the search result, but in recent years it has moved to an “About this result” overlay.
Currently, the 'cache:' operator can still be used.[inserir URL]”
This is to access these pages, but this function will also be removed soon.
Unfortunately this post sullivan It doesn't explain why Google removed this functionality. However, the “cached” link was not visible in search for some time.
“Hey, I'm catching up. Yes, it's been removed. I know, it's sad. I'm sad too. It's one of our oldest features. But it was meant to help people get to pages when they couldn't rely on a page loading for a long time.” Nowadays, things have improved a lot.”
Sullivan also gives a personal opinion. This theorizes a future in which the “cached” link is replaced by a link to capture a web page by the Internet Archive.
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