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Google search on mobile is getting a redesign

The changes are intended to simplify how search results look



Illustration: Alex Castro / The Verge

Google is redesigning how search results look on mobile, the company announced in a blog on Friday. “We wanted to take a step back to simplify a bit so people could find what they’re looking for faster and more easily,” Aileen Cheng, who led the redesign, said in the blog.


The redesign will have larger and bolder text that’s intended to be easier to scan quickly, and you’ll see more of Google’s font in results. Search results will also take up more of the width of your screen, thanks in part to reduced shadows. Google also says the redesign will use color “more intentionally” to help highlight important information without being distracting.


To get an idea of how the redesign differs from the current experience, compare this render of the redesign with a screenshot of the current search experience I took from my iPhone 12 mini.


Image: Google



Screenshot by Jay Peters / The Verge

It looks like the new design puts more information higher up the page and reduces some visual clutter, which will hopefully make results easier to parse without forcing you to scroll down too far to find what you’re looking for.


Google says the redesign will roll out in the coming days.



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Google announced today a fresh look for its search experience on mobile. The goal is to make search results easier to read and introduce a more modern design to its mobile search.


Aileen Cheng, who oversaw the visual redesign, shared a few details about the new look. One of the notable changes is the addition of more roundness to the overall search experience. This can be seen in the Google logo, icons, search bar, and imagery in what Cheng described as a “Googley” feeling.




Google also replaced the shaded boxes around individual search results with straight lines as part of the new edge-to-edge design. Cheng noted that this aims to create "more breathing room" and help users immediately see what they're looking for.


In addition, search results are easier to read with the use of "larger, bolder text". The result and section titles are bigger in the new design. Google is also bringing its own font, which is already used in some of its products such as Gmail and Android, to the mobile search experience.


There’s also a bit of a cleaner background and new color that are meant to highlight important parts of the results page. Google says these changes are rolling out over the next few days.



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