Hate Google's new icons? Here's how to get the old ones back

Google logos
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Google has been gradually rolling out new icons across the whole of Google Workspace this year, but it was only with the update to Gmail's logo last month that many sat up and took notice. Users were becoming increasingly flummoxed by the confusing similarity between all of the new designs – but it seems help might finally be at hand.

The icons for Gmail, Google Photos, Google Maps and many more have been transformed into much more minimalist versions of their previous designs, all featuring the same four colours: blue, green, red and yellow. One of the key qualities of our best logos is how unmistakeable they are, and Google isn't doing itself any favours with its bafflingly consistent icons. 

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Daniel John
Senior News Editor

Daniel John is Senior News Editor at Creative Bloq. He reports on the worlds of art, design, branding and lifestyle tech (which often translates to tech made by Apple). He joined in 2020 after working in copywriting and digital marketing with brands including ITV, NBC, Channel 4 and more.