Google Images on desktop gets icons with info about sites behind images

Google Images on the desktop will show icons next to the images found later this week. These icons indicate whether the underlying pages sell products, show recipes or contain video content. The current display of the resolution in the thumbnails disappears.

Google Search employee Danny Sullivan reports on Twitter that the new icons will be available later this week. For the time being, the icons seem to be limited to the three categories mentioned. The icons are a knife and fork, a label that should represent a price tag and a play symbol for starting a video. When users scroll over these icons, the text ‘recipe’, ‘product’ or the length of the video becomes visible.

The new icons will be visible in the lower left corner of thumbnail images found in Google Image Search. That is where the resolution of the image is still displayed when a user scrolls over it with the cursor. This resolution display is shown there deleted; the resolution of the images can still be found, but this requires more steps. Users must first select a thumbnail and then move the cursor over the image in the information view.

Earlier, Google also announced that it would add icons in Google Images about license information for the displayed images. This addition and the associated license information is not live yet nog, but will probably be introduced in the near future, because Google is calling on creators to add metadata and make the images discoverable for Google

On the left those three new icons for recipes, product sales and videos. In addition, a display that shows the change when displaying the resolution.

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