Google announced on Twitter that they have included the Change of Address tool to Google Search Console’s new interface. This feature was available in the old Search Console. However, it didn’t migrate when Google shut down the old interface.
What is unique the change of address tool?
The tool is used to communicate to Google that your site has moved to a new address. Google states that you can ‘’use the Change of Address tool when you move your website from one domain or subdomain to another: for instance, from example.com to example.org or example2.com.’’ This tool informs Google about the change and helps you to migrate your Google Search results from your old site to the newer one.
How does it look like?
Here is a screenshot of the tool’s new look. You can access it under ‘’Settings’’ on the new Search Console.
Why is it important?
The change of address tool is one of the primary tools used by SEOs and webmasters when migrating a website from one URL to another. It enables Google to be aware of the change and helps website owners to communicate that the change has taken place. Since the tool has migrated to the new interface, the community doesn’t need to worry if Google will be scrapping the feature. It is now available in the new interface, which signifies that it will be around in the days to come.