[Update: Rolled out] Google Photos testing simplified nav drawer w/ Material Theme tweaks


The Google Materials Theme has slowly expanded to the entire firm’s apps. Version 4.0 final September launched the majority of design modifications to Google Photographs, with the newest now updating the navigation drawer on Android.

Over the previous few months, Google has been rolling out a new account switcher that’s extra compact and drops the quilt photograph, which was a vestige of the now deprecated (for consumers) Google+. Simply that includes a consumer’s profile, identify, and electronic mail handle, the brand new UI factor is half the scale of the earlier switcher and slides down your checklist of accounts.

On Friday, customers on Reddit (by way of Android Police) noticed a brand new navigation drawer for Google Photographs that’s not but extensively rolled out. Along with the brand new Materials Theme account switcher, Google has reorganized some sections.

Photograph books, Gadget folders, Archive, and Trash are nonetheless the primary 4 objects. As “Add partner account” just isn’t subsequent, there is no such thing as a line separation. Settings — now not on the backside — follows with Unencumber house under it.

Customers that should not have a associate account will nonetheless be prompted within the nav drawer to set one. It’s in any other case accessible from the devoted Sharing tab. A brand new “Google apps” part hyperlinks to PhotoScan with Assist & Suggestions final. On the very backside, there are Privateness Coverage and Phrases of Service shortcuts, which the Google app simply added in its latest beta.

This design is rolling out as a sever-side replace and never on any gadget that we checked this morning. Moreover, some objects is not going to seem if a function isn’t out there in your nation.

Replace 4/11: After first popping up over the weekend, the brand new Materials Theme navigation drawer for Google Photographs seems to be extensively rolled out. As of Thursday night, it’s showing on all gadgets working version 4.13 that we checked. Attempt closing Google Photographs from the Recents menu to reload.

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