Google is now spreading its user interface approach — Material Design — to more of its online applications, including Google Docs, Sheets, Sites, and Slides. The search engine giant made this announcement after it testing this new design interface with Google Drive last year.
However, there won’t be any addition of new features and the users will just get a different look and feel. The design overhaul includes rounded corners, crisp edges, new typography, and shadows, ensuring that the experience is consistent with other Google services.
The Material Design overhaul for these web apps might be a bit subtle compared to the massive design overhaul we saw with the Google Chrome web browser but the company says that it is “legible and crisp, with a fresh feel.”
The company has been rolling out updated designs for most of its web and mobile apps for the past few months and the Google Calendar was one of the latest apps to get this update.
The new look will be available to users on G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, G Suite Enterprise, G Suite for Education, G Suite Enterprise for Education, and G Suite for Nonprofits. Admins won’t need to take any action to enable the new look, which rolled out from January 15 for rapid release domains, and will roll out from February 11 for scheduled release domains.
Google doesn’t usually say when the new features roll out to free users but it seems like the free users will receive this design overhaul within the next month.
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