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I recently started using Google Search Console for the first time, and for the most part it's been working well. I only have experience with the new version of the console released in 2018. However, some features like the change of address tool are apparently only supported in the old version of Search Console, so I need to access the old console. However, I can't figure out where to go to access it.

How does one access the old legacy version of Google Search Console in 2019?

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Google has added the tool 'change of address' in the new search console. So there is no need to use the old search console version.

Step 1 - Go to settings followed by tools and click on 'Change of address' Go to settings followed by tools and click on 'Change of address' Step 2 - Select your new site Select your new site Note - You need to have your domain verified on the same Google Search Console Account.

Subsequently, google has also removed the button 'Go to the old version'. Cheers.

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There should be a link in the bottom left corner that says "Go to the old version".

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If that link is missing, it's probably because the domain was added as a "Domain property" instead of as a "URL prefix". Only URL prefix properties can be accessed in the old version of Search Console.

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It's definitely possible to have a site added as both a domain property and URL prefix simultaneously, so if your site is currently validated as a Domain property then all you need to do is Add property and select the URL prefix mode.

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  • In order to use the change of address tool I had to ensure that both my old and new site were added with the URL prefix-style validation. – Nic Jun 26 '19 at 21:15

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