Google is testing a subtle, animation-filled overhaul of its web search user interface

It is not known when and if it will be deployed on a large scale

You can tell that Google has been the home page of the Internet for as long as most of us can remember. Although it has become the great tech giant that has taken root in almost every aspect of our digital life, Google Search is still at the heart of the Google ecosystem, and if you use it on your computer, you’ll be happy to know that the company is working hard to give their web search experience a new touch of paint – with a few extra animations.

This new user interface, as reported by 9to5Google, takes a more simplistic approach. It does away with the pill-shaped search bar, instead favoring a lighter field separated from search results by a horizontal line. Animation wise, the Google logo changes from its fully typed form to the familiar multicolored G icon when you click on the search bar, with recent queries extending below.


Image credits: 9to5Google

google search desktop redesign animation

Otherwise, it’s a really subtle change. The functionality is the same – we still have our typical shortcuts for images, news, videos, etc., and there are our usual voice and clear buttons as well. We seem to have at least one functional addition to this design: there’s a new “People Also Searching” section in the search drop-down, suggesting other search terms that might be related to what you’re looking for.

This new design is currently being tested, and it’s unclear when and if it will be rolled out more widely. If you want to try it out, the original cover mentions that you might be able to bring up the new design by going to Google search in incognito mode – although, in our testing, that didn’t work out. ‘case. You might be luckier than us, though.


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