Google to rebrand Phone app to Google Call
In addition to renaming the app, the company is also planning to change the colour scheme of the app icon.
Google in the past couple of weeks has been rebranding its apps including Gmail, Google Pay and Google Workspace to present a more unified colour scheme. Now, word is that the company is also planning to do the same in case of its Phone app.
A Reddit user who goes by the name u/DominusLux on the platform shared the ad for Google’s Phone app. The ad shared by the Reddit user shows that the company is planning to rename its phone app to Google Call.
In addition to renaming the app, the company is also planning to change the colour scheme of the app icon. To give you a quick brief, Google’s Phone app has a White coloured receiver on a Blue background. Now, the ad shows that Google is changing the colour scheme of the app to include the Red, Yellow, Blue and Green colours that are customary to Google’s own logo and its redesigned app logos.
That said, this change, neither in terms of the name of the app nor in terms of colour scheme is available in the Google Phone app on the Play Store. So, it will be some time before you see the change.
Interestingly, the ad comes shortly after Google renamed its ‘Phone’ app to ‘Phone by Google’ on the Play Store. The app goes by the name ‘Phone by Google – Caller ID & Spam Protection’ on the Play Store.
If Google is indeed planning to change the colour of the app, it seems like a fairly standard move on part of the company. Google is slowly standardising the colour scheme that it deploys in the logo of its app. And so, the change is perfectly aligned with Google’s recent move. The same, however, cannot be said about its naming strategy.