Google Msgs roll out Gmail-style navigation drawer in beta available
A few days after 9to5Google identified the modifications, the new design started surfacing in the newest beta version of Messages
According to reports, Google Messages is getting a visual makeover with a Gmail-inspired navigation drawer that will improve the chatting experience on Android phones, at least for those who are in the beta programme.
A few days after 9to5Google identified the modifications, the new design started surfacing in the newest beta version of Messages. According to Android Central, the feature's beta testing has finally been discovered, and it brings an old-school hamburger menu, as promised.
In the new design, the three-dot menu that was formerly featured in the top right corner of the app has been gone. Instead, a hamburger menu on the opposite side of the app has replaced that feature in Messages.
It has the same important options as the desktop version, such as "Messages," "Starred," "Archived," and "Spam & banned." Users will find the theme and device pairing options in a separate section at the bottom of the menu.
All of these choices are located within the three-dot menu in the current version of Messages, making that part a little busy
The switch to a navigation drawer may be enticing to users who favour Google's previous manner of organising things, according to the article.
It's an odd development, given that Google recently ditched this style of layout in favour of tabs, most notably in the Play Store.
Along with the retro navigation panel, Google Photos integration with Messages has arrived, which was originally seen in November of last year. This function allows you to send films via the app in a higher quality than MMS.