Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is rolling out an update to the search page layout, where the company has moved the navigation tools from the upper left of the page, to the top of the page.
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) says that they want to create a cleaner, simpler, and more consistent search experience across a wide variety of devices, such as mobile phones and tablets, and therefore now the update is being rolled out to the desktop users.
The navigational tools work the same way as before, but now they seem be easier to access. The “More” option pulls down the drop-down menu with Google’s offering such as News, books, places, blogs, flights, recipes, and more.
Advanced tools are now hidden away, but they can be accessed from the drop down menu when you click the “Search tools” button. These search tools help you to filter the search results based on time (or freshness) and on other criteria, such as sites with images, related searches, dictionary, reading level, etc.
Google’s Lead Designer, Jon Wiley says:
With the new design, there’s a bit more breathing room, and more focus on the answers you’re looking for, whether from web results, or from a feature like the Knowledge Graph.
This update is initially being rolled out to Google.com users in the U.S., but slowly, the update will be pushed to other countries also. Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) is also encouraging user opinion at its Google+ page.