I personally have disabled the omnibox search suggestions or autocompletes in Chrome but a bunch of SEOs are saying Google is now showing image thumbnails in those search suggestions. Search suggestions here turned on by default with Chrome 69 last September – now we are up to Chrome 74.
Here are tweets and images from people in the industry that are saying this is new.
Also seeing just photos of people in Chrome suggest as well… pic.twitter.com/YTGp5jPVdh
— Dan Shure (@dan_shure) May 29, 2019
Interesting autocomplete with pics. I had previously searched for a name. pic.twitter.com/p09GsOzofQ
— Anthony D. Nelson (@anthonydnelson) July 11, 2018
— javi garcia (@javigarcia) May 30, 2019
— Tejas Thakkar (@thebrightflow) May 29, 2019
Forum discussion at Twitter.