Google search has long been the go-to resource for people wanting the right answers to questions.
But over the past two days ‘Googling-it’ has not been as simple as it normally is.
That is because web pages are freezing when using targeted searches.
Many users have found that when using Tools for a Google Search, the web page freezes when trying to specify precise dates. The error, which means dates cannot be inputted is replicated on multiple browsers.
The issue, which surfaced on Sunday, has been referred by many users to the Google search team for a fix – but some are worried that it is the result of reduced functionality.
It comes as Google Search ‘rival’ DuckDuckGo has hit the 100m daily search milestone for the first time.
One user Robert Cozby told Google: “I’m trying to find info on a conspiracy theory my dad sent me and needed to search within the year 2016 to find the article to prove that it wasn’t posted yesterday since every search containing ‘Martial law’ are all recent articles which furthers his paranoia.
“Google literally won’t show me articles from 2016 no matter what I type in. I was relying on the custom range search to narrow down the results. Thanks Google. Thank you for making it even harder to search for things, while directly impacting my personal life and possibly the country