Google is testing a redesign of the Play Store. The settings should be clearer, making it easier for users to find what they are looking for. This is what the new design looks like.
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Play Store gets redesign
The Play Store has so many options and menus that navigation is sometimes quite difficult. Google is therefore testing a new design for the digital store. The Play Store redesign divides the settings into four categories: General, User Controls, Family and About. If you click on one of the options, a larger menu will pop out. That is much clearer and makes getting lost a lot more difficult.
Family is a new category. There you will find, among other things, the settings that allow parents to monitor the app purchases of their daughter or son. There is also a new ‘Parental guide’, with which they can find child-friendly content.
In addition, the famous hamburger menu will disappear. The three lines that have provided access to all settings for years make way for a much simpler solution: soon you just tap your own thumbnail in the corner. That is a lot more intuitive.
As mentioned, Google is still testing the redesign of the Play Store. Only a small group of users currently have access to the new design. Google may make even more changes before you see the new design.
Google is working hard on apps
Google has been busy redesigning all kinds of apps for the past year. The emphasis is invariably on a simpler user experience. For example, Google Search received a redesign at the end of January, which presents the results more clearly.
Google Maps has also been thoroughly overhauled. The maps contain more and more details, which makes it easier to see how dense the afforestation is in nature reserves. In addition, Google recently added split screen to Street View in Maps. It is now possible to see the map and the street scene simultaneously on your screen. That navigates much easier.