Want to revert back from new Google Search mobile layout to old layout? You’re out of luck
There’s nothing wrong saying the search engine giant Google believes in experimenting with new features, as well as tweaking the existing ones to enhance user experience. The Mountain-View, California-based company does that quiet often irrespective of their services in question.
One such effort was made by the company in the later half of May, where they revamped the layout of Google Search on mobile devices. With the new design, the name of the website and its icon appear right above the results card, unlike earlier, where it showed underneath the title without any icon.
In addition, as can be seen in the image above, on searching for a product it also displays bolder ad labels on top of the result cards alongside the web address. The redesign was meant for mobile devices only. However, the company may roll out the same to desktop as well, sometime later.
But as is usually the case with change, sometimes it’s appreciated, sometimes it’s not. And as far a we can see, a good number of users are not liking the new search results layout for displaying too many ads and videos. They say, with the new design, it has become difficult to find relevant results.
Take a look at what some users have to say about this:
I hate the new layout. It’s really clunky and hard to use. It looks like all ads and it’s hard to scan for information quickly. Can I revert it back to the old layout somehow? If not, I’m literally going to start using Bing because the new layout is horrendous.
New update looks fucking awful! Difficult to view on a mobile device now. Each link area is larger resulting in more scrolling, the algorithm clearly is changed as I now don’t see what I’m trying to search for as top results… Insteads it’s irrelevant ads, videos, news or some other crap. Who on earth user tested this?! Revert back to the functioning layout.
New Google mobile search is terrible.
“Depending on your query, you may get several pages worth of advertisement and other Google-powered features before the first organic search result [appears].”
“Google changes layout of mobile Google Search pages” https://t.co/9TKogvcjwT
— Parker (@prkrs) May 30, 2019
Am I the only one that hates the new Google search layout?! @Google change the layout back please! ?
— Ivette Campos (@ivettecampos) May 26, 2019
Many users are looking for ways to switch back to the older layout and inquiring about it. But looks, there’s no way out other than using a different web browser. The proliferating user complaints even got a forums product expert involved, suggesting users to give feedback.
The mobile layout design has been just changed. That’s why you are seeing this layout.
If you have any concern about this, you must submit the feedback to Google.
So in case you are also not in for the new Google Search layout, there’s no option other than submitting a feedback, like may have already done. Sad, but that’s how it currently stands. What’s your opinion about this change? Drop a comment and share with us.
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