Those using Google Chrome’s early release channels recently may have noticed something a little bit different about the icon: it’s had a revamp. The Google Chrome team today announced they were updating the icon to a simpler, cleaner design that better reflected what Chrome is all about.
“Since Chrome is all about making your web experience as easy and clutter-free as possible, we refreshed the Chrome icon to better represent these sentiments. A simpler icon embodies the Chrome spirit — to make the web quicker, lighter, and easier for all.”
Creative Google Chrome Fans have helped to inspire this change through numerous reinterpretations of how they see the icon, all of which pointed towards a simpler and more abstract view prompting Google to rethink their original design.
“Numerous creative reinterpretations have organically moved the icon towards simplicity and abstraction, so it felt right to make the icon structure cleaner and easier to recreate.”
I really like this new icon especially how they’ve moved away from the 3D effect of the old one and on to something ‘flatter’ that just seems more appealing to the eye. I think it helps the colours to ‘pop’ more, what are your thoughts?
Look out for the new icon in your browser in the coming weeks!