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Google Testing Circled-In Favicon Design In Search

Google is testing circling-in, drawing a circle around, the favicons displayed in the mobile search results. I am not sure I like this but hey, Google is always testing.

Brodie Clark spotted this and posted this on Twitter. He said, “Google is testing a new display for favicons on mobile with a blue gradient circle for the outline. This is opposed to the standard mobile and desktop display which is currently a grey circular background.”

Here are screenshots from Brodie; click on them to enlarge them:

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This is what I see:

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Forum discussion at Twitter.