Just when we were getting used to the black horizontal bar on top of all our Google services, it looks like the company has something new in store for us. Today on the Official Google Blog, they announced that they will be rolling out a brand new Google bar across all their services. Instead of having a black bar that takes up valuable screen real estate, they’ve decided to get rid of it.
The Google+ notification counter and share button have been shifted down to where the header resides, and the links to Google services will now be in a drop-down menu that is nested under the Google logo. This way, they can show even more links without having to clutter up the horizontal bar, and we get neat little icons to go along with the links.
A pretty cool revamp of the Google bar in my opinion, though it hasn’t rolled out to me yet so I haven’t had the chance to try it out yet. If you’ve already received the updated Google bar, let us know what you think. In the meantime, check out a video demonstration: