Google Drive to get a new fresh look to match Gmail's redesign

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G Suite customers will notice the logo in the top left of the page will now be the Google Drive wordmark and their company's custom logo will appear next to it.

A month after revamping its Gmail web interface, Google is bringing a new look to the Google Drive on desktops.

Google has already started releasing the redesigned version of Google Drive.


Unlike the new Gmail, which made major functional changes, the Drive update is purely cosmetic.

We have added the list of changes that Google highlighted in its blog post.

Google used to be well known for their lack of design skills, but over the years they have worked on improving the look of their services. This means that the Settings icon, the Help Centre icon, the Notification icon, and the search bar have all been placed in the same line-giving the surface a cleaner and less cluttered look.


The new design makes Drive more "responsive and efficient", says Google, and it also feels "cohesive" with the rest of the G Suite apps, including Calendar and Gmail. The scheduled release will be coming in next two weeks.

The company points out that this is just a series of aesthetic changes - there are no new features.

The button for creating a new document has been made larger and rounder to make it larger and easier to click (or tap, for touchscreens).


If you can't access Google Drive or any of the company's productivity apps, the first thing to check (rather obviously) is that your PC or laptop is connected to the internet. 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.

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