Google gives its home page a new look

The look and feel of Google’s search results have changed! Today’s metamorphosis responds to the increasing richness of the web and the increasing power of search — revealing search tools on the left and updating the visual look and feel throughout.

What’s new and what’s changed?

Google has added contextually relevant, left-hand navigation to the page. This new side panel highlights the most relevant search tools and refinements for your query. Over the past three years, Google launched Universal Search, the Search Options panel and Google Squared, and it’s those three technologies that power the left-hand panel.

Universal Search helps you find the most relevant types of results for your search. The top section of the new left-hand panel builds on Universal Search by suggesting the most relevant genres of results for your query and letting you seamlessly switch to these different types of results.

Google’s expandable Search Options panel launched last spring brought many rich slice-and-dice tools to search. The new left-hand navigation showcases these tools and enables you to get a different view of your results.

Google’s new interface begins rolling out today globally across 37 languages. Google is also launching the mobile version concurrently for English interfaces in the United States

Read more: Google Blog.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.


  1. Amy

    WHY did they change Google? It was perfectly fine the way it was before, now it’s all complicated. I hate it 🙁

  2. JCF

    Totally agree with you, i feel it was better before, now is too cluttered. What i really wanted to see it was an updated google docs.

  3. i agree with you too, i’m using until google changes back

  4. Arachnoid

    Resembles Bing 😐

  5. PD

    You can still get the old look but for that you have to click

  6. Tune Up

    I like the new design of Google, but I am a person who needs a different design every now and then just to keep it interesting. The video is nice, but I do not understand what the big improvements are. In my opinion, they just moved the top buttons to the left side and presented it like an important change. The new design is fresh and inviting, but moving the buttons? It seems they just made that change for people who like their buttons on the left side. What do you think?

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