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In what seems to be yet another useful feature Google has apparently and quietly removed, viewing Google's cached versions of websites appears to now be impossible. Their documentation is predictably obsolete, as a "down arrow" no longer exists in Google's results, and the new three-dot widget pulls up an "About this result" "beta" feature that as far as I know I didn't sign up to be part of.

Is access to Google's caches gone, or is there an undocumented method to access them?

Cache is gone

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Click the Cached button in the lower right hand corner of your screenshot.

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  • I missed that, thank you! Google needs to update their documentation. Feb 17, 2021 at 15:37
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    That cached button is gone, replaced by a button labeled similar. (June 2021) (edit: some links have cached buttons, some don't) Jun 2, 2021 at 23:36
  • The way it seems to be going: Google has a lot of cached data already in place, and offers links to that cached data, but it looks like they are moving away from that more and more, not adding new caches. I can find old caches that may have been popular enough to be kept, but not newer ones and not obscure (rarely sought) ones either. I do believe there are a few websites out there like reputation.com that collaborate with google to remove caches that might damage privacy or character. Most likely this cache feature will slowly disappear, like the controversial live search suggestions have. Mar 16 at 12:58
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Some sites decide to add the do-not-cache tag to the page. This appears to be common to sites that begin charging for content.

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