Google App is getting a customizable search bar widget in the latest update

Image source: AndroidPolice

Most Nova and/or Action Launcher users are well-acquainted with the launchers' highly-customizable, color-changing, shape-shifting Google search bar widgets, and it seems like Google is taking note. The latest beta update of Google App introduces a customizable search bar widget of its own, and although it's not as flexible as the ones found in custom launchers, it's still good news for those who don't rely on home screen replacements.

At first glance, it looks just like the current search bar, but tapping the menu button reveals a new Customize option that lets you choose from a suite of new settings to tailor the widget's appearance to your liking. These let you choose a logo for the search bar (either the letter "G" or "Google"), change its shape (rectangular or staduim-shaped), pick a color preset or create your own from a color wheel, and adjust the widget's transparency.

The customizable Google search bar widget is rolling out to the Google App on the beta channel but should be making its way to the stable version in the near future.

Image source: AndroidPolice

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5 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

I'll be looking forward to it.

2. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Google broke the G Now widget around 2 weeks ago and after 3 updates it is still not working. Maybe with this one will bring back functionality and not only design.

3. dazzmichael

Posts: 71; Member since: Sep 15, 2014

They should bring the swipe to dismiss feature back.

5. barcas

Posts: 59; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

My god yes they should, it made no sense getting rid of it!

4. themobileupdates

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

i m forth .

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