Material design is a major element that's been keeping Google's apps and services firmly tied together over the years despite the many transformations gone through by the search giant's brand. That is why Google recently launched material theming to express the company's unique identity through its digital products.
As part of its new material design strategy, Google has announced a slew of UI-related changes to Google Drive on the web. The redesign involves a range of new visual overhaul and the placement of icons and buttons.
Google outlines the specific changes to Google Drive as follows:
- The logo in the top left has been changed to the Google Drive logo.
- If you’ve added a custom company logo, it is now in the top right.
- The Settings icon has been moved in line with the search bar.
- The Help Center icon has been moved in line with the search bar.
- The page background is now white, not gray.
- The “New” button has been updated.
- The font used for headers has been changed.
The new Google Drive redesign will be available to all end users over the next few days, according to the search giant. The new Google Drive interface is designed to provide a responsive experience for users and align with the changes added to other G Suite products such as Gmail, which recently received its biggest update in years.