Google’s webcrawler, Googlebot, is changing the way it is identified when it accesses websites. Googlebot currently pretends to be an Apple iPhone running iOS 8.3 when it visits websites, but after April 18, it will appear as a Google Nexus 5X running Android Marshmallow v6.0. The job of Googlebot is to scan the internet for new or updated websites and then add it to the company’s index. When visiting these websites, Googlebot pretends to be different devices in order to test the performance of sites on laptops, smartphones, tablets and so forth.
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