Google is working on ways to make the Play Store easier to navigate
Google seems to be on a redesign spree. UI changes were seen across apps, particularly on Google Maps. Google Maps received a whole bunch of updates over the pandemic. While many of these updates are still being tested, they have not been rolled out officially yet. A new addition to the redesign spree is the Play Store and images show that UI changes are coming to the settings menu that are going to bring in a much cleaner look to the app.
Spotted by Android Police, photos show that Google is doing away with the current look of the Play Store settings which currently lists out everything on one page. The new changes on the settings menu bring in four sections - General, User Controls, Family and About. Each of these sections can be expanded to show their respective options. It is a much cleaner look and makes options easier to find.
The settings redesign is not the only UI change that is being tested for the Play Store. Earlier in October, images from an earlier test showed that Google was thinking about getting rid of the hamburger menu and placing the Play Store menu within the user thumbnail. A change like this would make sense with Google’s eventual move to a gesture-based navigation system.
Only a very small group of users are able to test out these changes right now and Google seems to be still making more changes in the app. So this means we may not see the new UI rolling out to more devices any time soon.