Google Drive to get revamped. This time Google is rolling out a sleek new web interface for Google Drive. This is a part of Google’s redesign last month but then is much more subtle.

Unlike the new Gmail, which made major functional changes, this latest Drive update is purely cosmetic. As a result, Google has launched it with far less fanfare, thus releasing it out in the midst of its annual Google IO developer conference.

The Changes:

The button for creating a new document has been made larger and rounder to make it larger and easier for the users to click or tap, for touchscreens.


While working for a business that’s added a custom company logo, this would now appear in the top right, keeping everything consistent with the rest of G Suite.

Also, the page background is now white rather than grey, headers have a different font, and the Settings and Help Center icons have been moved in line with the search bar to make it look more neat and tidy.

The redesign is being rolled out right now for users on the Rapid Release track, and for everyone else, they would be receiving it in the next two weeks.

Unlike the Gmail update, users here won’t be able to opt out of the Drive redesign. Of course, that shouldn’t be a problem though, unless users are unusually particular about the arrangement of the buttons.