Google App on Android Gets Revamped Overflow Menus

Google has begun rolling out an improved look to the overflow menus in the Google app for Android.  The update is a server-side change, meaning that as long as you have the latest version of the app on your phone, it will be pushed down behind the scenes to your phone.

That latest version is for those keeping score at home.

Previously, when you were looking at cards in the Google app or in the Google Pixel or Now Launcher page, you would get a pop-up card on the display when you wanted to dismiss a card.  Now, when you tap the three vertical dots in the right-hand corner of any card, you get a bottom-up card.  It looks much cleaner and refined over the pop-up card.

Contextually, there isn’t anything new on the card.  You can follow the subject at hand, hide a story, share it or block the topic or the source of the news.  All of this is the same as it was when the Google app provided the pop-up card.

Google is notorious known for doing A/B testing of these types of improvements and that has been going on for the past several weeks.  Sometimes these changes make the grade and their way out to everyone, as is the case here.  Other times, it simply goes away.

There is nothing you need to do to get this update.  As I said before, so long as you have the latest version of the app, you’ll eventually get the new look pushed down to your account.

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