Google search on mobile now alerts you about website compatibility


In a bid to improve your search result on mobile, Google has added a new feature. The latest update will now alert users if a certain website is not compatible with their Android smartphone or tablet.

Google said that, although most sites can be visited on Chrome, it is possible that there are some of them that are not suitable for mobile viewing and hence might occur some issue.

“Starting today, we will indicate to searchers when our algorithms detect pages that may not work on their devices. For example, Adobe Flash is not supported on iOS devices or on Android versions 4.1 and higher, and a page whose contents are mostly Flash may be noted”

said Google in a company blog post.

Google will now add a reference in a search result if a page uses Flash along with a note stating that it may not work on their device. The company said they want to encourage website creators to make pages that work on all types of devices and that HTML5 is an example of a platform that does just that.

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