I am filling out a Google application:


At the bottom it says "reCAPTCHA V1 IS SHUTDOWN", so I do not know how to proceed.

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I tried entering ""reCAPTCHA V1 IS SHUTDOWN" and that did not work.

Is there any way I can proceed now with this form?

Do I need to wait until Google realizes their form needs to be fixed?

1 Answer 1


I have heard some reports that:

  • Entering the shown text ("reCAPTCHA V1 IS SHUTDOWN") will let you pass.
  • Entering any text will let you pass.

But if that's not true, then you'll have to wait until the site is updated.

Tricking the site itself should be impossible for a properly programmed website. Most bypass methods instead rely on convincing reCAPTCHA's API to return a 'success' result. If the API was shut down in such a way that it never returns a 'success', that's the end of it.

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