Google Assistant Gets A New, Rounded Design
Why is everything on the internet getting rounder with every passing day? At this rate, it looks like we’ll soon be left with just a few circles carrying random pieces of information or pictures in a few years! Google has been adapting a rounder look and feel right from the days it introduced the material UI. However, things picked pace once Google started to roll out a new design style for the Google Feed and Google Search. The focus is now on the Google Assistant and this rounded design style is now coming to the assistant too.
This design style on the Google Assistant is not new. This has been around for the Pixel users and for the iOS users for some time now. However, Google has just begun to update all the devices with this new look and feel. The change is pretty noticeable actually. The color has been changed, and the boxed conversation has been changed to provide a more rounded feel. Even the options that appear as prompts on the bottom of the screen are now rounded.
In the past the background used to be grey in color. This has now been changed to a white colored background, which is another change users will notice in one glance. All the elements on the Google Assistant, including cards, carousels, and speech boxes now feature more rounded corners.
It appears like Google wants you to make use of the suggestion cards more as they have been provided a 3D look and feel. Even the thumbs up and thumbs down buttons have been made rounded along with that 3D feel. On another interesting note, the ‘share screenshot’ button has now made a comeback.
It’s not just Google because many apps and prominent networks have now been moving on to this look and feel. Over the past few months, Twitter, Facebook as well as YouTube have all gotten ’rounder’ when it comes to UI changes. Google too, does not want to be left behind!