Google Search Console disabled the “Request Indexing” feature of the URL Inspection Tool temporarily. The Request Indexing feature has been disabled “in order to make some infrastructure changes.” Google said the feature should return in the coming weeks. The announcement. Google Search Console Disabled Request Indexing Feature temporarily announcement on Twitter:
We have disabled the “Request Indexing” feature of the URL Inspection Tool, in order to make some infrastructure changes. We expect it will return in the coming weeks. We continue to find & index content through our regular methods, as covered here: https://t.co/rMFVaLht6V
— Google Webmasters (@googlewmc) October 14, 2020
Normal indexing unaffected. Google said it will continue to index sites through normal crawling and indexing. It linked to this developer document on how Google crawls and indexes the web. But you currently cannot use the Request Indexing feature in Search Console to push content to Google Search. John Mueller of Google clarified this on Twitter:
Just for context, this does not affect normal crawling and indexing. In general, sites never need to use this feature (and most of them have never used it at all). https://t.co/nfOlB3w4kZ
— 🍌 John 🍌 (@JohnMu) October 14, 2020
It will come back until then, you cannot push content to Google using the Request Indexing feature in Google Search Console.