Google Material Theme Stories June 8, 2020

Last October, Blogger for Android saw a surprising Material Theme revamp. Google’s writing platform is seeing another quiet update that introduces a modern and responsive design on the web.

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Google Material Theme Stories June 2, 2020

The rollout of the newer Material Theme icons for Android Auto has been long overdue but is now here when using Google Maps navigation in your motor vehicle.

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Google Material Theme Stories May 8, 2020

Google Authenticator is a very straightforward app that provides 2-step verification codes when signing-in to third-party sites. The Android app saw its last update in 2017, but Google Authenticator 5.10 today introduces a Material Theme redesign and account transfer feature.

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Google Material Theme Stories March 27, 2020

Last year, the Play Store underwent a full revamp and later gained a dark mode. The latest tweak to help conform the Android app to Google’s latest look is a Material Theme account switcher.

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Google Material Theme Stories March 9, 2020

Google Groups is the company’s email-based forum offering that’s popular for developers and other communities. Dating back to 2001, the company today announced a Material Theme redesign that’s inline with Gmail and other G Suite revamps.

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Google Material Theme Stories February 20, 2020

In 2018, Google announced Material Theming with the goal of letting developers better customize Material Design for their applications. One tool released to help designers was the Material Theme Editor, but Google is now shutting it down next month in lieu of upcoming products.

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Google Material Theme Stories January 30, 2020

The majority of Google apps today have been revamped with the company’s latest design language. There are some minor exceptions, with recent Google Phone and Messages betas introducing Material Theme icons throughout.

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Google Material Theme Stories January 24, 2020

Introduced in March of 2017, Google’s Issue Tracker (known semi-internally as Buganizer) is a tool for reporting bugs in various Google products. This week it received a Material Theme revamp that brings a fresh look to the platform, including the familiar colored plus button and Google Sans font. expand full story

Google Material Theme Stories December 12, 2019

Following the Play Store and other first-party apps, Google Photos for Android is rolling out a Material Theme account switcher. Unlike those clients, this new UI element neatly incorporates a redesigned backup upload indicator.

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Google Material Theme Stories December 3, 2019

Google Play this year rolled out a big Android redesign and corresponding dark theme. In October, we spotted work on a Material Theme account switcher and it’s now beginning to roll out alongside a new splash screen.

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Google Material Theme Stories November 23, 2019

Google Keep rarely gets updated these days, but it’s mostly feature-complete following dark themes earlier this year for Android and the web. The mobile client today is rolling out a Material Theme bottom app bar with inset FAB.

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Google Material Theme Stories October 25, 2019

The Material Theme rolled out to Google Search on the web in bits and pieces over the past year. Google.com today is A/B testing a visually notable homepage revamp that also separates and highlights voice search.

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Google Material Theme Stories October 24, 2019

Hangouts Meet for web gets Material Theme tweaks

The latest G Suite app to get a Material Theme revamp is the web Hangouts Meet client. This “new look and feel” for Google’s enterprise video conferencing service only offers visual improvements with no functionality changes.

Google Material Theme Stories October 17, 2019

One of early Google’s most ambitious projects was to scan the world’s books and make them available online. The project ran into a number of copyright issues, but still exists as Search’s book lookup functionality. Today, the service is getting redesigned with the Google Material Theme.

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Google Material Theme Stories September 26, 2019

For the past several months, it’s been evident that Pixel customization and theming will be one aspect of this year’s Made by Google phones. The Pixel 4 will tweak the Google Wallpapers interface for selecting backgrounds with a Material Theme and dark mode.

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Google Material Theme Stories September 12, 2019

Earlier this week, Google detailed how Express would soon be replaced by Shopping. This transition is now underway with “Google Express” for Android becoming “Google Shopping” with the latest Play Store update.

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Over the past several months, Google has slowly revamped the look of individual pages in Assistant Settings. The latest Material Theme redesign is for Google Assistant Routines, and it’s already rolling out to some users.

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Google Material Theme Stories August 21, 2019

After months of waiting and temporary appearances, the Play Store Material Theme redesign is now official on Android. Google today announced the revamp after it began widely rolling out last week. The company also detailed the key changes.

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Google Material Theme Stories August 16, 2019

Google’s most awaited Material Theme redesign is of the Play Store on Android. We first enabled it in April and the revamp began rolling out at the end of May before it was pulled in mid-June. Google now appears to be rolling out the Material Theme Play Store again.

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Google Material Theme Stories August 9, 2019

Google Drive on the web was one of the very first services to get the Material Theme treatment in 2018, with the Android and iOS clients following this April. The homepages for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides were updated in February, with a similar Google Material Theme revamp now available for the Android apps.

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Google Material Theme Stories June 18, 2019

Google Docs app tests Material Theme w/ some users on Android

Google’s Material Theme has solely been making its way out to the company’s various Android apps, and it seems the latest is Google Docs. Some users are currently seeing a new interface takeover the app on Android.

Google Material Theme Stories June 13, 2019

Back in March, we spotted Google testing Material Theme icons for the various Search categories. This graphical and colorful addition is now widely rolled out when visiting Google.com on the desktop web.

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Google Material Theme Stories June 12, 2019

Back in April, we enabled a massive redesign of the Play Store that introduced the Google Material Theme. With the latest version of Google Play, this revamp is beginning to officially roll out on Android.

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Google Material Theme Stories June 6, 2019

Google Docs link editor gets Google Material Theme refresh on the web

Earlier this year, Google Docs picked up the Material Theme on both the web homepage and in the editor. With G Suite especially, Google has been incrementally adding new features to apps and tweaking others. The latest in Google Docs is a Material Theme link editor.

Google Material Theme Stories May 9, 2019

Google Search calculator adds Material Theme tweaks, history

In addition to fun Easter Eggs, Google Search features a number of useful built-in tools. The calculator card was recently updated with various Google Material Theme tweaks and a new history feature.

Google Material Theme Stories April 19, 2019

Google Opinion Rewards for Android updated with Material Theme redesign

Last August, we enabled a Material Theme redesign for Google Opinion Rewards on Android. The survey app that compensates users with Play credits or through PayPal is finally rolling out that new look.

Google Material Theme Stories April 11, 2019

The Google Material Theme has slowly expanded to all of the company’s apps. Version 4.0 last September introduced the bulk of design changes to Google Photos, with the latest now updating the navigation drawer on Android.

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Google Material Theme Stories April 8, 2019

The Google Material Theme began rolling out to Drive for Android in mid-March. It should be widely available today as a Play Store update that also leverages the native camera UI when scanning documents. Google is also testing a dark theme for Drive that’s not yet widely rolled out.

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Google Material Theme Stories March 12, 2019

Following Gmail on Android and iOS last month, the latest G Suite app to get the Google Material Theme is Google Drive. Compared to other redesigns, this is a significant navigation revamp that introduces a bottom bar and focuses on smart suggestions.

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Google Material Theme Stories March 7, 2019

Google testing Material Theme tweaks for ‘Help & feedback’ pages on Android

Every mobile Google app on Android and iOS lets users quickly get help and send feedback about the service. Google is now testing a Material Theme revamp of these two pages to match the company’s latest design language.

Google Flights on desktop web updated with Google Material Theme

Travel is one category that Google in recent years has heavily invested in with new tools and machine learning-powered resources. Google Flights is both a Search tool and dedicated site, with the latter recently gaining a Material Theme redesign on the web.

Google Search widely rolls out Material Theme Knowledge Panels on mobile

Late last year, Google Search began testing various Material Theme tweaks. Many elements have since been widely rolled out, with the latest being a slight revamp for Knowledge Panels on the mobile web and Android.

Google Material Theme Stories March 4, 2019

Last November, Google brought the first Material Theme elements to Search on desktop web, with mobile tweaks following afterwards. The Google.com homepage today features a pill-shaped search field to complete the visual redesign.

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Google Material Theme Stories February 27, 2019

Jamboard is the latest G Suite web app to get the Google Material Theme

Following a slew of other redesigns this week, the latest Google Material Theme revamp is for Jamboard on the web. While most known as a large interactive whiteboard, Jamboard has mobile and web apps for cross-platform collaboration.

Google Material Theme Stories February 26, 2019

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides homepages updated with Material Theme tweaks

For most users, Google Drive is their primary homepage when interacting with the web suite of productivity apps. However, Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on the web also have dedicated homepages, with all three recently gaining Material Theme tweaks.

Google Material Theme Stories February 25, 2019

Google Material Theme tweaks rolling out to Google Voice on the web

Following design tweaks on Android and iOS over the past month, the Google Material Theme is now rolling out to Google Voice on the web. This is not a drastic redesign, but aids in ensuring visual consistency across all three platforms.

Google Material Theme Stories February 24, 2019

In late January, Google announced a big redesign of Gmail for Android and iOS that takes advantage of its updated design language, and brings features first introduced with the web revamp last year. The Google Material Theme is now rolling out to Gmail for iOS.

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Google Material Theme Stories February 21, 2019

Since I/O 2018, the Google Material Theme has rolled out to many first-party apps, with major ones like Gmail for Android just coming aboard. Many of the newer redesigns feature a faster account switcher, with Google Contacts now the latest to adopt this UI element.

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Google Material Theme Stories February 19, 2019

Back at Cloud Next 2018 in July, Google previewed the Material Theme for Gmail on Android. That redesign is officially beginning to roll out today on mobile and features the company’s latest design stylings, as well as a handful of features first introduced on the web.

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Google Material Theme Stories February 16, 2019

For the past several weeks, Google has been testing a Play Store redesign of “Ratings and reviews.” Covering all app, movie, television show, book, and music listings, this revamp leverages the Google Material Theme and is now widely rolled out.

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Google Material Theme Stories February 13, 2019

Google Voice for iOS rolling out Material Theme redesign

Late last month, Google Voice for Android was updated with the Google Material Theme. The revamp is now beginning to make its way to iOS with many of the latest design stylings.

Google Material Theme Stories February 11, 2019

Google Prompt gets a Material Theme look, currently in testing w/ some Android users

Two-factor authentication is something you should have enabled pretty much anywhere you can help it, and Google makes it pretty easy with Prompt. Now, it seems Google is testing out a new design for the Prompt interface with some Android users that implements Material Theme.

Google Material Theme Stories February 7, 2019

Play Games on Android is one of Google’s most Material Theme-heavy apps. After adding a dark theme in December, the latest version widely rolling out today has redesigned the settings page and tweaked some options.

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Google Material Theme Stories January 30, 2019

Following Gmail earlier this week, the latest G Suite app to get the Google Material Theme is Google Voice. The core navigation and user experience of the VOIP service is unchanged, but this update does provide a clean refresh.

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Google Material Theme Stories January 29, 2019

Last April, Google completely revamped Gmail on the desktop web with a focus on machine learning-powered features and other smart functionality. Now available on Gmail for Android, this redesign includes a handful of other changes beyond the Google Material Theme that are welcome carry-overs from the web counterpart.

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Google Material Theme Stories January 28, 2019

Slowly but surely, Google has been applying its Material Theme to Google Maps for Android. This week, it seems a server-side change has added Material Theme to the search interface of the popular navigation app.

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Google Material Theme Stories January 21, 2019

For millions of sites around the web, Google AdSense is a primary source of income. Today, Google has quietly given the AdSense dashboard a redesign with its new Material Theme.

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Google Material Theme Stories January 19, 2019

Many Google apps in recent months have been updated with the company’s Material Theme. The latest is Play Books, with that revamp now beginning to more widely roll out on Android.

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