After the Gmail revamp, Google Drive has been given the same treatment. While your desktop or smartphone application will be receiving no change because, to be honest, there is nothing left to change, how the web version will appear to users is going to matter a lot.
Just to be clear, there is no change in the way you use Google Drive in the sense that your productivity is not going to be wrecked in any way. It is just that the redesign involves color changes where icons and buttons are placed. The latest tweaks are a part of Google’s plan to lineup up Drive with its Material Design approach, and as you saw earlier, it has been applied to Gmail quite considerably.
“We’re making some updates to the look and feel of Google Drive on the web. There’s no change in functionality, but some icons and buttons have moved, and there’s a range of visual tweaks to align with Google’s latest material design principles. We built this new interface to create a responsive and efficient experience for Drive users, and to feel cohesive with other G Suite products, such as the recently redesigned Gmail.”
If you want to know the specific changes that Google has introduced, that list is as follows
Those that wanted to know the specifics of the changes introduced by Google, there is a list for that as well.
- The logo in the top left has been changed to the Google Drive logo.
- If you’ve added a custom company logo, it is now in the top right.
- The Settings icon has been moved in line with the search bar.
- The Help Center icon has been moved in line with the search bar.
- The page background is now white, not gray.
- The “New” button has been updated.
- The font used for headers has been changed.
According to the Google Blog, these changes are going to be rolled out in the next few days. If you do not see the changes just yet, it means that they have not been completed as yet.