In 2019, the Google Play Store received a redesign of Material Theme, followed by a dark mode. The next major overhaul is here and sees new navigation as well as redesigned settings.
Once released, a blue overlay appears to highlight your profile avatar in the upper right corner. Your current account is listed at the top, and others are hidden until you tap expand. Below, Google lists the status of Play Points with a progress bar.
The My Apps and Games page is unchanged, but Library is new and has links to your wish list, Google TV / Play Movies & TV, and Play Books. Payments and Subscriptions is consolidated on one page, and the next is Play Protect. Notifications and Offers, as well as the Play Pass, have been moved down from the previous location of the navigation drawer. However, the number of alerts will briefly appear in the search bar when you first open the application. Settings and Help and feedback complete the list.
Overall, this new navigation reflects how Google is gradually removing Android navigation drawers, given their general incompatibility with gesture navigation.
Elsewhere, the settings menu has been redesigned. Technically it̵
- Total: Account, automatic update, preferences
- User controls: Imprint, authentication of the purchase
- Family: Parental control, parental guide
- Subject: Play Store, compiled version, device certification
Some users have had this Play Store redesign design in the last few weeks, but Google is already distributing it widely. If it does not appear automatically the next time you install it, long press the home screen icon to open the application information page and “Force Stop”. The update should then appear.
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