Material You for Google Drive’s web interface is going live now

Google’s evolving Material Design philosophy is almost omnipresent in the best apps on Android. Although we are now practicing Material Design 3, we haven’t seen significant related visual changes make their way to the web interface of most Google apps. Earlier this month, things started changing for the better, when Google updated Docs and a few other services with Material You design on the web. Things are now looking up for Google Drive.

Google’s cloud storage platform, Drive, has used a plain and cluttered-looking web interface for years, and it was starting to look rather dated. For my colleague Manuel, the new interface wasn’t available yesterday, but is on full display today — typical behavior of a phased account-based rollout. The new interface appears more spacious, and better laid out, although Google hasn’t moved things around much.