- In addition to removing the “view image” button, Google has also removed the “search by image” button that appeared when you opened up a photo, too. This change isn’t quite as big, however. You’ll still be able to do a reverse image search by dragging the image to the search bar, and Google will still display related images when you click on a search result. The button may have been used by people to find un-watermarked versions of images they were interested in, which is likely part of why Google pulled it.
Getty Images is the rumored source of this change. A big part of me is wondering, why not just buy Getty instead and fuck these people? Google has already given up on the motto "Don't be evil," so why not embrace it? Not like there is any government oversight of anything any more. Getty has a valuation of about $2.4Billion US. That is barely the Starbucks and Yoga budget of Google, a company that made a profit of $28 Billion in Q4 2017.