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Stories are Coming to Google Image Search

September 24, 2018 / Matt Southern

Updates to Google Image Search on mobile and desktop are rolling out on Thursday, September 27th. The forthcoming updates were announced today at Google’s 20th-anniversary event in San Francisco, and include a slew of new features on mobile, as well as a new user interface on the desktop.  Stories feature, similar to what has been popularized by Instagram and Snapchat, is coming to Google Image Search on mobile. In order to bring this feature to life, Google will surface AMP Stories in image search on mobile. AMP Stories can be created by publishers, and going forward they will also be constructed by Google itself using AI. To start with, Google will begin creating stories about notable people such as celebrities and athletes.