Google Play Store Rolls Out New Top Navigation Slider

A new top navigation slider is making its way out to the Google Play Store app this weekend.  The change is a cloud-side change so there isn’t anything new to download.  It will just be pushed to your app so long as you are running the latest version.

The change is a minor one but it is something that Google has been A/B testing for a while now and would appear to be the direction they want to go with it.  At the top of the Google Play Store app you have the tabs for Home, Games, Movies & TV, Music, Books and Newsstand.  But under each one of those, you know have a content specific slider for filtering.

So, for example, on the Home tab you have a slider that allows you to filter For You, Top Charts, Categories, and Editors’ Choice to name a few.  You just slide left or right to see the different content options.

New Navigation Bar in The Google Play Store
New Navigation Bar in The Google Play Store

Again, this isn’t a massive change but in testing it this weekend, it does make finding more specific content in the various store tabs a bit easier and faster.  Probably more important is that the apps menu is getting used less and less.

Look for the chance to come to the Play Store app over the course of the next few days if you haven’t received it yet.

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