Since 2014, Google hasn't done much to change the look and feel of Google Chrome. That said, users can expect some pretty big changes to the way their browser looks in the near future.
Google Chrome is the most popular web browser in the world — with a 65 percent share of the market. So, when changes come, Google needs to be aware of how users will react. The first look at a new design to its Chrome Canary web browser was unveiled recently and beta testers and developers are going through the updated version as we speak, trying to ensure things are running smoothly before all Chrome users start to use the updated version.
Google’s Francois Beaufort warned users the new look could take ‘a while’ to get used to.
The refreshed look includes a number of touch-inspired changes with more rounded imagery and more white space. Google has expanded the size of the address bar and search box, known as the ‘omnibox’, and these changes should make users who take advantage of touch-screen options, feel a little more included in the design.
The former whites have been tweaked to different shades of grey and the search box includes icon support to help you narrow down the different sites you want to search for as you start to type. Tabs are taller and rounder, and Google believes that it is a much-improved design over the one users have been used to. Beaufort said, "Plenty of things have been updated for the better in my opinion: tab shape, single tab mode, Omnibox suggestion icons, tab strip coloring, pinned tabs, and alert indicators."
If you're one of the many users going through the new design, Beaufort also warns, that you may come across some things that need fixing since Google is still actively developing what they plan to launch as the finished redesign.