Google material design first started rolling out in 2018 since then many first-party apps getting involved. And it seems Google Contacts has got the taste of it in the recent update. One of the main benefits seems to be faster account switching which you can see on Google Contacts latest UI update.
With the hamburger button and overflow button still being there although, it’s now integrated into the full-width search contacts bar. You might be wondering what’s new with the 3.4.6 version of Google Contacts. Let’s find out –
Google Contacts 3.4.6 Changes and APK
At the very right of the screen, you’ll notice the new profile avatar which replaced the customize view. Clicking the avatar can be used to switch users or a short cut to see contacts from all of your accounts. The avatar works precisely the same as we’ve seen it work on Gmail, letting you know which user is selected.
Upon launching the application for the first time “contacts” appears before revealing the overflow button. Due to the “All contacts” button being moved from the hamburger menu, the nav drawer now appears smaller. It is pretty clear that Google Material is focusing its efforts towards new account switcher while running away from the older nav drawer. We’ve already seen it happening with Gmail, the Google app and more, maybe we just haven’t noticed until now.
For the past week, Google Contacts has been rolling out via the Play Store. If you haven’t got it yet, start downloading the latest apk from APKMirror.
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