The Wayback Machine (WM) was first launched in 2001 using proprietary software written by Alexa Internet. A few years ago, the Internet Archive wrote our own version of the Wayback and made that software open source. We have been hosting smaller collections using the newer, open source software but had not attempted to transfer the entire, web wide collection to use the new software… until now!
The new software and index are designed to be faster than the classic WM. The two other biggest differences you’re likely to notice are the new toolbar on archived pages, and the new look of the calendar of page captures.
The new toolbar will hopefully make it easier for you to know what date you’re looking at, move through time more quickly using the sparkline of captures over time, and do new searches without having to leave the page you’re looking at.
The new calendar page is just cooler. If you have suggestions, let us know!
- How can I find all the pages from one site?
- How can I view a page without the Wayback code in it?
- Can I get a copy of this web page?
- The page I want redirects now – how can I see the old versions?
- How should I report issues?
- Can I get just one page archived?
- What’s the difference between the classic Wayback Machine and the new version?
- What is the Wayback Machine?
- What are the known issues with the new version?
- How can I have my site removed from the Wayback Machine?
- My site’s not archived! How can I add it?