I just noticed that there was a new spec for microformats: microformats2. But I tried testing some HTML (the example from here) in the Rich Snippets testing tool in Google Webmaster Tools and it says "no data detected".

Google's help pages state they still support microformats, although schema.org microdata is preferred.

Has Google or any other search engine confirmed that they will or won't support microformats2?

  • It sounds like you answered your own question. ;-) I have no idea, but I do know the site you liked to. I have used it before with some success. But I doubt if any of that was microformats2.
    – closetnoc
    Jan 3 '15 at 18:48
  • Related Meta discussion: “Which search engines support …” questions?
    – unor
    Jan 3 '15 at 20:36
  • @unor if it helps I really only care about Google and perhaps Bing. Jan 3 '15 at 22:05
  • @closetnoc perhaps, but I'm looking for confirmation either way, or even a strong indicator. I've yet to see any word at all from Google or Bing regarding mf2 (which has been around for at least a year). Jan 5 '15 at 21:52

Google seems to be supporting microformats. Google Webmasters Tool also contains option to analyze the Structured data.


It validates and list out the errors on micro formats as well.

  • Please read the question more carefully. I am asking about microformats 2 which is different to the original microformats spec (e.g. it uses h-entry not hentry). Jan 5 '15 at 18:29

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