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February 8th, 2022

Google Chrome updates brand icons for the first time in eight years

Google Chrome Logos

Google Chrome designer, Elvin Hu, took to Twitter and revealed Google Chrome's first logo update in eight years.

Google Chrome logo update
The subtle changes side by side.

"We simplified the main brand icon by removing the shadows, refining the proportions and brightening the colors, to align with Google's more modern brand expression," tweeted Hu, adding "Fun fact: we also found that placing certain shades of green and red next to each other created an unpleasant color vibration, so we introduced a very subtle gradient to the main icon to mitigate that, making the icon more accessible."

Google Chrome Icon gradients
Photo via @elvin_not_11

Check out Hu's full breakdown here.

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