Google bug prevents AMP pages from appearing in Safari on iOS 15

Google recently stopped serving AMP links in Safari search results on devices running iOS 15 and iPadOS 15, but the change is not expected to last as the company is blaming the change on an iOS bug.

AMPFirst discovered by developer Jeff Johnson, Google seemingly stopped providing AMP links in search results originating from Safari on iOS 15 and iPadOS 15. By spoofing the user agent of his device using Safari web inspector on Mac, he found that AMP pages are not currently served under iOS 15, but persist in iOS 14.Johnson initially theorized that Google was applying a contextual filter to suppress AMP links on iOS 15 because of increased demand for Safari extensions designed to block AMP pages, like his own StopTheMadness. That is not the case, however, as Google representative Danny Sullivan in a tweet confirmed that the behavior is a not by design

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