iPhone users finally get Material You redesign for Google Translate

iPhone users finally get Material You redesign for Google Translate
It has been almost two years since Google introduced its revamped design language dubbed Material You to Android phone, alongside Android 12. Gradually, all of the Google applications started adopting the new dynamic look and received a visual update to go along with Androids new look. But what about the same Google apps that are available on iOS?

Well, it goes without saying that the applications Google has on Apple's App Store had much less priority, which is why for a long time we did not see the Material You redesign come to them. In fact, it is only now that we see the first fully updated app, which in this case happens to be Google Translate.

As for why the company has chosen to refresh Google Translate first is unclear, as there are many other apps that are used daily by a much larger number of iPhone owners.

Here's how Google Translate looks now on iOS:

As it is with other Material You updates, the buttons and basically everything that you can tap on now takes more of the screen real estate, making it easier for the user to navigate the UI. This also makes the overall look of the app arguably cleaner and more simple to look at.

Here is how the app used to look before Google released the server-side update to introduce Material You:

All of the functionalities have been kept, as you can see. The main difference is in the app's focus, which is now placed more heavily on input. It is easier to initiate a translation via voice, typing, or handwriting after tapping on the pen icon. The shrift is bigger and much more readable than before too.

Of course, this being a Google application on an iOS device, there are some features missing that are present on the Android version. One of them is the ability to long-press on languages to swap languages. You also cannot swipe down on while in the main screen.

One last small note is that while on the Android version of Google Translate the app adapts the color for accents to the wallpaper the phone is using, here it just defaults to blue. None of these missing functionalities, however, are too significant for the end user experience.

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