While the update might seem like a sudden change, it has been something that was bound to happen, due to the charges filed by Getty Images against Google. The accusation was that Google was promoting image piracy by giving users an easier way to access multiple images.
How long does it take for an image to disappear from Google?
It takes about 90 days for Google to remove outdated content after you have made a request for the removal. This takes effect immediately but after about 90 days it will reappear in search results as correct information.
Why images are not showing in gallery?
If your photos are visible in My Files but are not in the Gallery app, these files may be set as hidden. This prevents Gallery and other apps from scanning for media. To solve this, you can change the option for showing hidden files.
What happened to my Google Search?
When the search bar on your browser changes from Google to another search provider, or disappears altogether, its usually caused by another application changing your search engine settings, sometimes without your permission.
Do Google images disappear?
It might have been permanently deleted. If the photo has been in trash for more than 60 days, the photo might be gone. If you use another photo gallery, and deleted photos there, it may have been deleted before Google Photos was able to back it up.