Since its launch in 2001, the Wayback Machine has been a very useful agenda annal of the World Wide Web.

By frequently ample and caching pages for the archive, the Wayback Machine has accumulated over 366 billion web pages, 20 actor books and texts, 4 actor videos, and tons of software programs.

Now the Internet Archive, the San Francisco-based nonprofit behind the tool, is making it easier to track changes amid two snapshots.

The new feature, called “Changes,” lets you analyze two altered athenaeum of a given URL. It gives a side-by-side comparison, with changes accent in blue (added content) and yellow (deleted content).

Selecting a snapshot is easy. You just tap the accordant dates, and then hit the “Compare” button on top.


One of the best uses of this affection I can think of is to track changes in aloofness policies. For example, when I queried for Facebook’s data policy changes over the last two years, this is what I got —


As you can see from the accent blues and yellows, the policy has undergone all-encompassing revisions.

This can also be handy if you want to analyze a website’s about page, or even check if a news story has been adapted over time  —


However, note that the affection is still in beta and may not always work. When I ran a query with Apple’s aloofness policy, the result failed to abduction the differences. Also, the tool only compares text differences, so if you’re attractive for a more abundant history, you’re out of luck.

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