Customizable Google Search widget starts rolling out for some

Customizable Google Search widget starts rolling out for some
Previously reserved for the users of launchers, the option to customize the Google Search bar widget has been a long time coming in the official Google app. Earlier this week, people running the latest beta version of the app began reporting that the feature was going live for them.

The Google widget is by default a plain, white rectangle, but with the new customization features added to the Google app, you can round its corners, or turn it into a Material pill shape. You can also choose between displaying a "Google" or a "G" logo in the bar, and tweak the color and transparency of the widget.

9to5Google notes that the new customization option has been spotted on devices running the latest beta of the Google (version 8.21). However, earlier this week, there were reports the feature going live in the stable version of the app as well.

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5 Comments

1. djkhalid

Posts: 156; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

this is old af. my gs9 has had a black google search bar forever since i made it that a while ago

2. raveydavey1967

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

just checked,i have the customisation option on my phone

3. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Ok...That's cool...I guess. I personally see no need for the search widget when I can simply open Chrome and search from the url bar.

4. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Ok...That's cool...I guess. I personally see no need for the search widget when I can simply open Chrome and search from the url bar.

5. Fred3

Posts: 562; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

The main thing i liked about OnePlus was the full customization now i see Google has been taking notes. Iooks like i'll be getting the Pixel 3

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