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Today we are announcing that the Rich Results Test fully supports all Google Search rich result features - it’s out of beta 🥳. In addition, we are preparing to deprecate the Structured Data Testing Tool 👋 - it will still be available for the time being, but going forward we strongly recommend you use the Rich Results Test to test and validate your structured data.
Rich results are experiences on Google Search that go beyond the standard blue link. They’re powered by structured data and can include carousels, images, or other non-textual elements. Over the last couple years we’ve developed the Rich Results Test to help you test your structured data and preview your rich results.
Here are some reasons the new tool will serve you better:
- It shows which Search feature enhancements are valid for the markup you are providing
- It handles dynamically loaded structured data markup more effectively
- It renders both mobile and desktop versions of a result
- It is fully aligned with Search Console reports