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Google rolling out a new account switcher and gestures show up on the Play Store app

The voice search icon has also been relocated to the left.

Last year the software technology giant at I/O announced a new account switcher. Now Google is rolling out revamped account switcher to its apps to manage multiple accounts.

From now onwards the profile picture will show up on the top right corner beside the search bar. On tapping it will prompt open into a full menu that will allow the users to view all the accounts they have signed-in as well as their account settings. The voice search icon has been moved to the left. According to 9To5Google, the microphone is hidden when you first open the app to make way for the Google Play animation. 

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According to the report, “That navigation prevents the app from being fully Material as settings and account information is only accessible here. The next redesign hopefully moves all these items to the account switcher menu, like in the Home app and Google Maps.”

The update comes with version 19.3 and 19.4 of the Play Store. To enable it, you need to visit Google Play Store’s App info page, then go to “Storage and cache,” and tap on “Clear storage.” Now open the app and then close it again from the system Recents/multitasking menu. After this step, the new account switcher will appear.

Whereas the navigation drawer size has also been reduced. At the moment the new design has reached select users and is expected to be available to more devices very soon.

Image Courtesy: AndroidPolice

Another report suggests that there is going to be a new white splash screen. On tapping the avatar the users will get a familiar white pop-up with their different accounts, privacy policy, terms of service, and some options to manage your Google account or add another. According to AndroidPolice the swipe gesture that was implemented on some of the apps such as Maps, Drive, Contacts, Gmail, Keep and Search is now available on the Play Store. You can swipe up or else swipe down on your avatar that will automatically switch to your other identity. This feature will be helpful to those who have multiple accounts tied to different countries or jobs

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Komila Singhhttp://www.gadgetbridge.com
Komila is one of the most spirited tech writers at Gadget Bridge. Always up for a new challenge, she is an expert at dissecting technology and getting to its core. She loves to tinker with new mobile phones, tablets and headphones.


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