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June 19, 2015

New Interface for Google Cache

Google Cache pages have an updated header and now allow you to check the source code of the cached page. Google uses a different background color and more spacing.

The message is the same. Here's an example: "This is Google's cache of http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on Jun 17, 2015 19:01:59 GMT. The current page could have changed in the meantime."

Google lets you switch between:

* the "full version", which is displayed by default
* the "text-only version", which doesn't load images, scripts and other resources
* the page source - a new feature that shows the source code of the HTML page.

Full version:


Text-only version:


Source code:


Google adds the following URL parameter to show the HTML code: vwsrc=1. Example: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:dxrXMu4BMrYJ:en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Test&hl=en&gl=us&strip=0&vwsrc=1.

Here's a screenshot of the old Google Cache. It's a screenshot from 2013, back when Google still highlighted search terms.

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