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Google to launch a redesigned mobile search

These changes are in mainly appearance, not functionality, they would simplify the search process for users by creating a "focus" on information, improving the readability of the text, etc.

Akarsh Verma | January 25, 2021 | Updated 10:02 IST

Highlights

  • Google Search on Mobile is being redesigned to give a facelift.
  • The update will be available to all users in the coming days
  • Google Search redesign on mobile will bring a rounded aesthetic to aspects like images and icons.

Google Search is likely to get a redesign that will make it easy for users to find what they are looking for. The Search giant shares the development through a blog post with some designer insights, which redesigned the scene. The changes affected many interface elements, including rounded corners and an overall increased "rounded" icon, search bar, and logo.

"Reproducing visual design for something like search is really complicated. This is especially true, given how much Google Search has evolved. We are organising web information and all the World's information. Google designer Eileen Cheng, who led the visual redesign for Google Search on mobile.

The blog also explains that there are five major aspects of the redesign:

  • Bringing information into focus,
  • Making text easier
  • Creating more breathing room,
  • Using Colour,
  • Leaning into the feeling of "Googley"

The Google logo has been circulated to other locations, including icons and images. "That form is already part of the DNA. Just look at the search bar or the magnifying glass, "says Cheng.

To make it easier to see what you are searching for immediately, the redesign brings edge-to-edge results minimising the use of shadows. This allows the search results and other content to become the page's focus. Cheng explains that the team kept a clean background for the images and content but used colour to focus on important information.

As noted by the developers of Google, the new design in mobile search will become available to all users in the coming days.

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