Google Gives Search a Fresh Coat of New Paint

Some of you may have noticed some changes to Google over the last couple of days. One of these is the Google logo, which has lost some of its definition in favor of a much plainer version of the iconic logo. The company has also changed the colors slightly. Google concedes that although these changes are minor, it believes they add a whimsical and minimalist feel to the site.

The other, bigger change is to search itself. Google's Marissa Mayer calls it a 'spring metamorphosis' but those of you who have used Google news will notice some similarities. Google has added a panel of search options to the left hand side, ditching the options (like images, video and news) we're used to seeing on the top left. You'll also noticed that Google has pared down the search options, showing only the ones it thinks are the most relevant for you.

Google also announced a mobile version of the search, which it has already started rolling out. It looks much the same as the new Google as engineers Reza Ziaei and Mike Buchanan explain that it's about achieving a certain amount of uniformity across all of Google's products. The mobile version features an expandable menu that takes up less room than the side panel present in the full version of Google search.

Check out Google's demo video of the new, refreshed search below!

Updates to Google Search

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  • nforce4max
    "a fresh coat of paint" but it was the wrong color and I don't like it at all. The search results are awful and like youtube I want it to go back to what it was. They had it right the first time but these changes make proper searches more difficult as well rating content. Than you google for going backwards....
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  • zaixionito
    I've had this for a massive amount of time. I think google should stay unique instead of copying some other companies, and making everything harder to use.
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  • killerclick
    My Google looks as it always has, I can't see any of the changes described in this article.
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  • Snipergod87
    I really hate the new search results layout it looks like Bing or Yahoo now. Luckily one of my PC's is still unaffected by it, Going to copy my cookies and try to fix my other PC's... If i cant revert it I might as well find a new search engine..
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  • JMcEntegart
    killerclickMy Google looks as it always has, I can't see any of the changes described in this article.


    You'll see it eventually. They just started rolling it out in the last day or so. It'll take a while to reach everyone.
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