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Google Groups will receive a fresh Material look later this year

It seems like barely anyone still talks about Google Groups, but with the company's social network shuttered, it's the only way developers can privately test new Android apps. The service is generally often utilized by coders as an alternative to Slack. However, Groups' design can't compare to its competitors or even Google's other web services anymore, which is probably why the company has decided to start testing an interface revamp as part of a limited beta, slated to be fully deployed later this year.

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Google apparently testing Material Design homepage tweaks

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Google Pay (Tez) for India gets a Material Design makeover to improve usability (Update: Broader availability) (APK Download)

The Indianized version of Google Pay has cornered the largest chunk of India’s UPI market, piggybacking the username-based P2P payment system. Launched as Tez, Google rebranded the app to Pay following the global consolidation of its payment solutions, though the app retained its distinct functionality that contrasts with its stateside counterpart. About two years into its existence, the app is now getting a design change under Google’s refreshed material guidelines, tidying up some of its UI elements.

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Google is finally killing the old YouTube web interface

Google occasionally revamps its apps and services, and there are invariably some people who strenuously object to the change. Such was the case in 2017 when Google deployed a material makeover for YouTube. Some users have been stubbornly sticking with the old UI this whole time, but Google plans to force all the stragglers to migrate next month.

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Google Messages and Phone pick up new Material icons with latest betas (APK Download)

Google has been tweaking its popular apps over the past few months to align them with the refreshed Material guidelines. After showing signs of a refresh not too long ago, Google’s dialer and messaging apps are now picking up the new outlined icons with their latest beta releases. These rather subtle changes merely replace the existing filled iconography and do not introduce any new functionality whatsoever.

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Google adds 'navigation rail' sidebar to Material Design guidelines

Sidebars have been on websites long before Google introduced its first iteration of Material Design back in 2014. Since then, a lot of things have changed, but the company's condensed version of the sidebar has stuck with many websites over the years, most prominently Google Photos. It has also found its way into many other Google web services, like Google Play Music, YouTube, Hangouts, and even Gmail. Now Google has finally added this condensed sidebar to its Material Design guidelines and gave it a proper name: navigation rail. The specification is still under development, and it might even come to Android apps using tablet layouts in the future.

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Google's 15-year-old 'Books' preservation project receives a Material redesign and added functionality

Google has steadily been bringing its newest Material Theme to an ever-expanding list of products. After hitting the more popular apps, like the Play Store and the productivity suite in Drive, Google has moved on to bringing its less popular offerings into the fold. First, Blogger received a surprise coat of Material Design paint, and now the 15-year-old book preservation project, Google Books, is getting the same treatment.

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Google Blogger gets surprise Material Design update on Android after years of neglect [APK Download]

Blogger used to be the go-to platform for anyone who wanted to share their words and opinions with the internet, but it has long been surpassed by social media on the consumer side and WordPress and Medium on the more professional side. We assumed that Google would just let the service die slowly by not providing updates to it anymore, but today, a new Android app version has been released on the Play Store after two years of stagnation. The update replaces the Holo interface of old with a modern Material redesign, bringing the product in line with Google's other offers.

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Latest Material Design for Docs, Sheets, and Slides rolling out to G Suite accounts

Back in June, Google began rolling out new Material Design looks to Docs, Sheets, and Slides. It took a couple months for that roll-out to hit the wider public, but most Gmail accounts now have it. We say "most accounts" because it's rare for general users of Google's services to come in lockstep with what G Suite account holders are experiencing. Now, we're learning that G Suite users will see the fresh styling on those three apps.

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