Latest in Mobile

Image credit: Chesnot via Getty Images

Google brings AMP-powered search to Google Images

Its new Swipe to Visit feature lets you preview sites in Google Images.
138 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Chesnot via Getty Images

Google wants to make it easier for users to search for content through Google Images. To do so, it's rolling out a new, AMP-powered Swipe to Visit feature. When you select an image, you'll see a preview of the website header at the bottom of the screen. You can keep scrolling through Google Images, or swipe up on the preview to load the AMP (accelerated mobile pages) version of the site.

Google

As you may remember, the tech was previewed at Google I/O. It's meant to make searching Google Images for the content you want faster. Ideally, you won't need to load a bunch of pages that slow your device down.

Google's quick-loading AMP haven't always gone over well with publishers. But Google promises publishers will still receive a pageview when a user swipes up on their site, and the speed and ease of Swipe to Visit could lead to more pageviews overall. Plus, in the coming weeks, Google will add a tool to let publishers see traffic from AMP in Google Images. Of course, publishers will have to support AMP for any of this to work.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
138 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Redbox debuts a free, ad-backed live TV service

Redbox debuts a free, ad-backed live TV service

View
Rocket Lab will launch a NASA cubesat to the Moon

Rocket Lab will launch a NASA cubesat to the Moon

View
Blizzard's cancelled 'StarCraft: Ghost' leaks in playable form

Blizzard's cancelled 'StarCraft: Ghost' leaks in playable form

View
The Galaxy Z Flip's glass screen isn't very durable

The Galaxy Z Flip's glass screen isn't very durable

View
New York AG won't keep fighting T-Mobile merger with Sprint

New York AG won't keep fighting T-Mobile merger with Sprint

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr