Those who aren’t quite fans of the drop-down styled menu which a certain Mountain View search giant rolled out in November, ought to be happy that the new Google Bar update plans on bringing back the old layout. This refreshed version is said to deliver a much more streamlined experience to users, but then again so did the last one.
By retaining most features introduced through the previous release, the reworked design will house the horizontal black bar at the top of every Google page once again. And through its expanded set of links, users should be able to access various services including Google+ sharing and notifications, provided by the company.
“Two months ago, we announced our plans to roll out a new design for the Google bar. Our goal was to create a beautifully simple and intuitive experience across Google. Based on your feedback, we realized there were some elements of the new bar that we could improve, and with that in mind, we’re introducing an updated version that we believe will provide a better experience,” stated Eddie Kessler, Technical Lead, Google through a post made on the company’s official blog.
Besides delivering search, sharing and account management features, the horizontal black bar is said to display appropriate tools for the service that’s currently active. For instance, a Google+ user should see a share box and a notification icon on the upper right corner of the page. By clicking the ‘More’ button, a drop-down list of additional properties and services can be accessed.
The new Google Bar update is scheduled to roll out to all users over the next few weeks.