Google Chrome gets new flatter icon after eight years

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After eight long years, the Google Chrome logo gets a simpler and flatter design with the changes being so subtle that it takes a moment to notice the difference.

Elvin Hu, a designer for Google posted on Twitter that Google is refreshing Chrome’s brand icons for the first time in eight years.

Besides the logo redesign announcement, he also shared some insights and processes behind the changes.

Elvin Hu on Twitter wrote, “some of you might have noticed a new icon in Chrome’s Canary update today. Yes! we’re refreshing Chrome’s brand icons for the first time in 8 years.”

If you closely look at Google Chrome’s new logo, you can observe that the new logo comprises brighter colors and a huge blue circle in the center with no shadows.

Additionally, one thing you need to note is the new Chrome logo won’t be similar across all the platforms. On macOS, the logo will have a little shadow effect making it seem it’s coming out of the dock while on ChromeOS, the logo will be more colorful and vibrant, blending well with the system icons.

On the other hand, the logo on Windows 10 and 11 operating systems will have a gradient design that mixes well with the look and feel of other Windows icons.

According to a news report by The Verge, the newly designed icon is visible to Google Chrome Canary users while making it available to other users in the forthcoming months.

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