If you’ve navigated your way to the majority of Google-owned properties like Gmail, Google Drive or just Google.com, then you’ve probably noticed the black navigation bar that is prominently displayed at the top of the page. Considering how visually appealing the majority of Google’s properties are, their black navigation bar has been an eyesore since it was introduced two years ago.
Google is reportedly testing a new version of its Google.com homepage that gets rid of the black navigation bar. The way users would navigate through Google’s services would be by clicking a grid icon. If the tests go well, Google plans to roll out the improved navigation to all users.
This isn’t the first time Google has attempted to ditch its black navigation bar as they moved its list of services into a drop-down menu that came down from the Google logo. The test method was scrapped six weeks later due to users finding the new design made it harder to find Google’s additional services.