Chrome and Gmail will receive new Material You design changes by Google

Recently Google rollout the latest Chrome 94 and is bringing a lot of improvements, including a new feature to take scrolling full-page screenshots of web pages. Now, we learned that the development of Chrome 94 also brings a new version of Material You to the app. Along with Chrome, Gmail for the Android app on Chrome OS also has a few things to change.

9to5Google report says that, Chrome now offers Dynamic Colors support, which means the UI elements within the app adapt to the prominent colors in your phone’s background image.

Example, if your background image has a large sunflower, the app will create a color palette with a yellow pastel version and use it as an application background instead of the traditional white or black color.

The update also changes the way a few icons or buttons look within the Chrome app. For example, the UI tab switch within Chrome has made minor changes. The tabs are now indicated by rounded corners and are slightly larger. The upper part of the tab that calculates which website is open also supports Strong Colors.

For older devices that do not have Strong Color Support, the background of the tab is gray, and the selected tab has a blue background. On Android 12, the back of the tab page takes the bright color of the previously opened webpage.

The Gmail app in Chrome OS has also been updated with a new app icon and Material You changes. Previously it was attached to the look of Gmail without the renaming of Workspace. Now, this update has made its way to the app with Version 2021.09.10.397347674, as reported by 9to5Google.


Surprisingly, the Google Meet and Chat integration we saw in the Gmail app on both Android and iOS is not included in this version of Chrome OS. There is no option to switch to black mode within the app again. This version only includes small design tweaks and Material You redesign. If you have a Chromebook, you should get an update of the Gmail app via the Google Play Store.

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