Pinterest MobileAppPage Stumbleupon Whatsapp
Ads by Google

Google is bringing a cleaner look to search on desktops, with a new design for its main results page. If you’ve been using Google on your mobile or tablet, you’ll recognize the new design immediately: the familiar left-hand menu has now disappeared, and replaced with a new top menu, exactly like the one from Google’s mobile interface. The new interface is currently available only on, and will roll out to other domains at a later time.

The new menu lets you browse between Web results, images, maps, shopping and news, with other options found under the “More” menu. If you’re looking for search tools such as time filtering and other filters, these are now found under the “Search tools” button.

The purpose of the new design is to provide “more breathing room, and more focus on the answers you’re looking for”. As you can see, this is indeed the case, with the whole list of results moved slightly to the left, making the whole page look much less cluttered.

The new design was first launched on tablets last year Google Revamps iOS Search App, Focuses On iPad Users [News] Google Revamps iOS Search App, Focuses On iPad Users [News] Google must be realizing that in the tablet world, there’s only one ruler. This is probably why they’ve just released a significant upgrade for their iOS app, which is entirely focused on the iPad. While... Read More , and on mobile phones a few weeks ago. With its launch on desktops, Google is working on creating a more consistent look and feel to their search page, no matter which device and which screen size you’re using.

What do you think of the new Google Search design?

Ads by Google

Source: Google Inside Search

  1. JJ
    November 9, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    It's a horrible change that requires considerably more clicking to get things done and wastes space by having stuff at the top instead of the side, unless your monitor is sideways.

  2. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    November 9, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    It'll take some time to get used to the new layout, but it's much cleaner. As long as they keep the Google Doodle at the left it's okayBy the way, whoever in charge of comment in MUO, my connection is a bit glitchy so I apologize if I happen to be double posting as I found in other site yesterday. You can remove the duplicate comments and substract my points.

    • Yaara Lancet
      November 12, 2012 at 6:46 am

      Thank you for being so conscientious, Lisa! Don't worry about duplicate comments, they won't get through our spam filters.

  3. Mac Witty
    November 9, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Can't get it on, even with us and English as preference. Well, I can wait ;)

  4. Zhong Jiang
    November 9, 2012 at 3:57 am

    It's decoration seems to be the same as youtube but I like there are tabs for search methods. However I think it would be better if they can display more information about the website (popular ones) and able to sum the content of it, so readers could just digest what it have or potentially have for its solutions.

  5. Terafall
    November 9, 2012 at 3:20 am

    Maybe I'll wait for a few day because my Search is still the same

    • Yaara Lancet
      November 9, 2012 at 7:45 am

      If you're using any domain other than, you won't be seeing it yet. It's only on the US version of Google.

  6. Boni Oloff
    November 9, 2012 at 12:27 am

    The Search is not changed yet in my country..

  7. Michael Greene
    November 8, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Maybe I just don't like change, but I don't like the different layout. Sure, it's a bit cleaner, but it seems less functional. I would rather have the search options on the left, like before. It would be cool if they had the search options scroll down with you (like MakeUseOf's top bar). I know people usually don't look past the first couple of results, but for all the times that you do, and want to use the search options, then it's a bit annoying to scroll to the top.

  8. Gravity Dead
    November 8, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    yeah recent changes in the search really looks good but sad that they are removing the custom backgrounds :(

    • Lisa Santika Onggrid
      November 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm

      Isn't custom backgrounds make your page loads slower?

      • Anonymous
        November 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

        may be, but I really don't care, it's not that slow either and also I was happy with my background :(

        • CyberPrince
          November 10, 2012 at 10:36 pm

          Me too i miss so much, i removed it because it's load slower! it suggested by google :/

  9. Anonymous
    November 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Google is trying to become more like bing.

    • Tina
      November 8, 2012 at 9:52 pm

      Why would they want to do that?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *