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Google Drive gets a much prettier, refreshed user interface

Hot on the heels of Gmail’s redesign, Google Drive is also getting its share of UI updates.

The Mountain View company on Wednesday announced changes that will smooth out the service’s currently clunky layout, and add some material design flair to the visuals.

“There’s no change in functionality, but some icons and buttons have moved, and there’s a range of visual tweaks to align with Google’s latest material design principles,” Google explains in a press release.

With that said, specific design tweaks include changing the position of company logos, a settings icon placed alongside the search bar, a repositioned Help Centre icon also alongside the search bar and a new font.

They’re all minor changes, but the visual result is pleasant.

google drive ui changes may 2018

The changes should be implemented to all users’ accounts within three weeks.

Feature image: Google

Author | Andy Walker: Editor

Andy Walker: Editor
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone, gadget and game reviews over on Gearburn. More


  1. Edward

    May 11, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Love the visual gif, good job staf writer

  2. Zeno Machine

    May 15, 2018 at 4:53 am

    Looks like shit tbh, much prefer the really old versions, idk why, i see why people like it tho.

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