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Changes to Google Play Store UI save you a "tap" when updating your apps

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Google has pushed out some subtle and minor changes to the Google Play Store. While not adding any major new features, the improved UI saves you a little time by removing an extra tap that you no longer need when updating an app. Instead of having to head to a specific app's Play Store listing to tap "Update," you can now go to the Updates tab and click on the appropriate button without going to the app's listing.

This is because the new update separates your list of installed apps from the list of apps waiting to be updated. With the Installed tab, you can choose to have your apps listed in the app by alphabetical order, by last updated, last used and by size.

Google has done a great job with the Google Play Store. Even if the recent UI changes save you just a nano-second with each update, it gets you to your updated app that much faster. Besides, over time, all of these bits and pieces of seconds that you're saving do add up.

source: GooglePlayStore

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posted on 20 Apr 2017, 02:57

1. steodoreben (Posts: 358; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)

I noticed the minor change when I updated all my apps. Anyway, I have recently installed the YouTube app for Android in one of my devices which I downloaded directly from Google Play store. The tabs for Home, Trending, Subscriptions, and Library were at the bottom similar to iOS. My other Android devices don't have it. Is it normal?

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 08:20

2. libra89 (Posts: 905; Member since: 15 Apr 2016)

I noticed that too. I'm a fan!

posted on 20 Apr 2017, 11:13

3. mickeygosselin (Posts: 47; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)

I like the new layout, however, when I click on categories, the only one that pops up is google cast

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