The cached links were a longtime staple of Google Search, functioning as a way to view unavailable or changed webpages. So, it was decided to retire it,” said Google Search Liaison Danny Sullivan in a statement confirming the change. The Internet Archive’s Increasing RoleWith Google retiring cached links, archiving websites largely falls to the Internet Archive and its Wayback Machine. Browser extensions like the Official Wayback Machine Extension allow users to view archived copies of sites easily. Related: Wayback Machine: 5 Alternatives To TryBuilding Personal Cache LinksAn alternative exists for users who still wish to access cached pages.