Latest Google Play Store Revamp is Now Rolling Out to Android, with Navigation, Organization, and UI Changes

The newest Google Play Store Android redesign is now going live, sporting new navigation, organization, and interface changes via server-side update…

For quite a bit of time during 2018, Google has been tweaking its Play Store, surfacing various changes. Most center around revamps of the navigation, organization, and overall interface. 

Google Play Store Android Redesign Rolling Out Widely

Now, it appears more users are receiving the latest look and function through a server-side update. And, it keeps with the Material Design elements. Although, much of the functionality remains the same. So, it’s more about aesthetics and organization than anything else.

For instance, grouping is different. The navigation drawer is now the dedicated home to apps and games. Also, there’s no way to jump back to browse or purchase media. Those shortcuts have been moved. But, there are shortcuts to open the Movies and TV app, the Books app, and Music app:

Google Play Store Android redesign screenshot

There’s also quick access to Notifications, Subscriptions, Wishlist, Account, Payment methods, Play Protect, and Settings.

All-in-all, it’s very much like what’s already been done on other Google services which received the Material Design makeovers. The interface is more simplified, with plenty of white and less color blocks in the headers.

Ashley Lipman

Ashley Lipman is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking.