The reason behind the removal is that, Google has been under fire from photographers and publishers who felt that image search allowed people to steal their pictures.
You may recall that the photo agency filed a complaint a year ago with the European Commission, a complaint which accused Google of promoting piracy because of this very image search feature that allowed users to view large, high-resolution images.
Getty Images said it was a "significant milestone" but critics said the move was "a step backwards".
Users can still download pictures from Google but now they have to visit the site it is hosted on, rather than simply opening the images in a new tab from their browser.
In 2016, Getty Images filed a competition law complaint against Google, saying the search engine company's use of scraped third-party imagery through Google Image Search diminishes a fair marketplace for content creators.
The extension, also called View Image, re-implements Google Images' "View Image" and "Search by Image" buttons back to the Google Images results page.
Well, that is until Getty Images reached a settlement to enter into a "multi-year global licensing partnership". He added that Google is also removing the "Search by Image" button, although users can continue to submit reverse-image queries using the Google Images search bar.
The "view image" button allowed you to open any image in a web browser, making it easy to download.
Earlier this month, the two firms had agreed that images from Getty's enormous archives would start appearing inside Google Search, but that was not the only part of the deal. "They are created to strike a balance between serving user needs and publisher concerns, both stakeholders we value".
Or if you really miss it that much without needing to install weird extensions, Yahoo or Bing are always ready for you, and their "View Image" buttons are still around (for now).
It appears the search firm finally gave in to the complaints made by the rightful owners of the photos and images.