Do you have a habit of saving images from Google’s Image section? Say Goodbye to your habit because Google doesn’t has that option anymore.
In a shocking development, Google has just deleted the ‘View Image’ button from the Google Images section. Users weren’t expecting Google to take such a drastic step. On the other hand, Google stated that it has made the move to protect the copyrighted and credits of the image creators.
Just a week ago Google and Getty Images signed into a multi-year global licensing partnership. Now, in Google’s image section only new options will appear next to the images, which are – visit, share and save.
Google tweeted, “Today we’re launching some changes on Google Images to help connect users and useful websites. This will include removing the View Image button. The Visit button remains, so users can see images in the context of the webpages they’re on.”
Google also said that “these changes came about in part due to our settlement with Getty Images this week. They are designed to strike a balance between serving user needs and publisher concerns, both stakeholders we value.”
What hasn’t changed is the ‘Visit Page’ button, ands this implies that Google wants people to go to the websites that host these images and bring traffic to their pages, which eventually helps in their businesses. And of course, it will protect copyrights and licenses of publishers and professional photographers.
However, with so many genius minds nowadays, we will soon see users saving images even without the help of this button.