Chrome for Android tests new user interface for download panel and bookmarks


Since the announcement of Android 12, Google has been working hard to update stock apps with the latest Material You design, and the latest change is Google Chrome for Android. The app first received dynamic theme support earlier this month, and Google is now testing in-browser design changes that will make the download panel and bookmarks look modern.

Chrome for Android is starting to look more modern with the hardware you design

The latest design update for Google Chrome for Android gives the download panel a whole new look. Instead of the gray pop-up at the bottom, current downloads are displayed as a toast at the top of the screen in the new design. On top of that, full downloads also appear in one place in a rounded map with the “Open” button.

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New download user interface on the left

Bookmark pages have also received a design change and now feature larger squircle icons with more spacing between elements. You can see the changes below.

New favorites user interface on the left

While the new design changes look good, it’s important to know that design changes are currently only limited to Chrome Canary versions for now. This means that we don’t know if Google plans to bring them to the stable version or not. At this point, we can only wait and see if Google finally decides to make these changes to the final version.

Anyway, I like the changes reflected in Google Chrome for Android; these look a lot more modern and cleaner, and given Material You’s design DNA, these changes fit in without any issues.

Source: XDA Developers


Sam D. Gomez