Google Images gets a new feature for easy comparisons1 min read . Updated: 07 Aug 2019, 03:52 PM IST
- A selected image now appears in a side panel on the page, next to the search results
- This lets you to scroll through the results while the previously selected image remains on the side for an easy comparison
California: Google has announced a few changes to the way users search images through its platform and how the results are displayed.
With the new changes kicking in, when you select an image, it appears in a side panel on the page, next to the search results, the official blog explains.
The information panel stays on the right even when you're going though other images. This means you can now continue to scroll through the results while the previously selected image remains on the side for an easy comparison. To go to the previously selected image, you can hit the back button.
Users can also know more about the image when using this new layout. After selecting an image of a product, users will get to see details such as the brand, price, availability, and reviews in the side panel.
Google has also added captions to related images so that users know where they're going before clicking.
Google believes this change has the potential to increase referral traffic.
“For retailers and publishers, this updated interface also means people are more likely to visit a web page to get information to help them with a task, or to buy a product on your site," Mike Repass, Product manager, Google Images, said in a blog post.
Google's apps have recently received some major updates. Google Photos, for instance Google Photos has added live video previews its main timeline for Android users. Videos in Google Photos are denoted by a white play icon in the top-right corner of thumbnails that includes clip length.
YouTube has introduced a new UI for autoplaying videos. Now users can choose whether or not they wish to play the 'Up Next' suggestion by selecting two rectangular buttons under the metadata representation of the upcoming video.
With inputs from ANI.