Official: Google Rolling Out App Launcher, Flat Logo

The testing is over.

Google has confirmed its plans to add a new app launcher to the main Google navigation bar that will give users quicker access to other Google products.

It’s the same grid-style app launcher that many users will already recognize from Android devices and Chromebook computers. Google has been testing this nav launcher since February, if not earlier.

Here are screenshots provided by Google:


Also announced today is a very slight change to Google’s logo. It’s hard to notice in the image above, but the logo is flatter (the hot thing in design at the moment) and the colors are slightly different. We’ll get our hands on the new logo soon, but for now here’s a tiny screenshot from Google’s blog post.


Google says the new logo and the app launcher/nav bar change will be rolling out over the next couple weeks on most Google products.

Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Google: Logos | Google: User Interface | Top News


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  • vsevolodalferov

    Is it just me or new Google colors are indeed a bit too bright?

  • Cameron Beyer

    Here is a link to the new logo on Google’s servers:

  • CarTown

    FLAT DESIGN it´s trends :)

  • Matt McGee

    Nice find, Cameron – thanks.

  • companyemails

    But when Are they going to make the local App Launcher Available to Mac and Linux? I already have the app launcher pinned to my task bar in W7.

  • Merlinox

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