Three months after Google updated to run on the latest version of Chromium, testing tools now use the latest Googlebot version.
With this update, what users see in their browser is what Google will use. And now the same ‘evergreen’ treatment has been brought to testing tools, so they will be updated when a new Chrome version is released.
Support is available for the following testing tools:
- URL inspection tool in Search Console
- Mobile-friendly test
- Rich results test
- AMP test
Still Runs on Old User Agent
Google announced in their webmasters blog post these tools will still run on the previous user agent. This may be updated in the future, but for now the Googlebot user agent and the testing tool user agent will remain the same.
Testing tools will now be more accurate and reliable. This will decrease testing times and eliminate false negatives – giving us a much more accurate picture of how Google sees content.
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