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When trying to access Tools for Google Search, the web page freezes on me when I try to click "custom range" for the date range. I've tried going incognito and switching to a different browser (firefox), but no dice. Any ideas?
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Same issue here. With Chrome, Firefox and Safari on MacOs. Trying to post this I repeatedly see the alert "failed to post" due to violation of Community Policy. Is it maybe a Google Community Policy violation to declare that something is not working the right way in the Google Search?
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Same thing. It started happening today, or maybe yesterday (depending on your time zone).

It even seems that they removed/broke search operators for date (before/after/range). 
I've tried it on multiple machines, as well as multiple ISPs - nothing seems to work...

For some reason I think that it is all planed. First they removed it from mobile phones a while ago, now this (while the covid bollocks is happening)...
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same :/ hopefully they fix it soon
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Edit: Duckduckgo.com has a working "Custom range" field to use in the meantime FYI for anyone also needing it. 

Yep, came here to say this as well. 

Also happens when viewing desktop version on iOS, on both Chrome and Brave browsers.

I'm trying to find info on a BS 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 too if there are others like me trying to find information to disprove disinformation and needs the ability to narrow down the results.

Since I can't actually narrow down my search and disprove that stuff, he's sitting there stewing in disinformation.

And if the feature really is being phased out: Real pioneer of information technology there, Google. Hope everyone working at Google sees this and is proud of their work, because that's how their decisions affect the life of everyday people.  Try adding tools and features instead of taking them away.
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Date searching isn't being dropped by the tools. This was just a temporary bug. As for "cached date" search you mentioned, we don't have anything like that. We calculate the date of a page based on many factors, and it's complicated because there's no to standard universal way we can use. This explains all the complexity here.
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