Material Design for Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites on Web

What’s changing

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites will be getting a new look and feel on the web. While there are no functionality changes, users will notice some visual improvements, including:

  • Interface typography that uses Google’s custom-designed and highly-legible typefaces
  • Controls (like buttons, dialogs, and sidebars) that are updated and consistent
  • Iconography that is legible and crisp, with a fresh feel

The four products in this update join other G Suite products like Gmail and Calendar in sharing a common design language.



Who’s impacted

End users

Why you’d use it

This style change is part of a new, consistent design approach from Google. You can expect to see similar changes across other G Suite applications in the future.

How to get started 

  • Admins: No action needed
  • End users: You’ll see the new look coming your way.


Rollout details

  • Rapid Release domains: Gradual rollout (up to 15 days for feature visibility) starting on January 15, 2019
  • Scheduled Release domains: Full rollout (1-3 days for feature visibility) starting on February 11, 2019

G Suite editions
Available to G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, G Suite Enterprise, G Suite for Education, G Suite Enterprise for Education, and G Suite for Nonprofits

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