Google Play Store Hamburger menu replaced with Avatar icon

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

17th Oct, 2020. 12:06 pm
Google Play Store Hamburger icon

Google Play Store, one of the most useful applications for Android users as it allows to download all new applications and have access to almost any paid subscription from Google.

Since last year, Google has been concentrating on redesigning the Play Store for the new generation of Android smart devices. This includes a full visual overhaul with changes to the search bar location, moving the Music tab to the main menu, and changing the Apps page to focus on ratings and reviews of the featured apps, etc.

In the latest addition to this makeover to the Play Store, Google decided to remove the hamburger menu. The hamburger menu is a term that describes the three line menu icon that has been used for a long time.

However, Google has decided to replace the menu as some new features in the newer generation. The options that were previously accessed by tapping the hamburger menu icon on the left side of the screen have now been moved to be accessed by tapping the avatar in the top right of the screen.

Hamburger menus used to be popular due to the devices’ small screen size. They served as a tool to hide the additional settings and options in an invisible area that could be expanded by tapping an icon.

The hamburger menu doesn’t play well with the full gestural navigation introduced in Android 10 either. This was the main factor in the decision to remove and replace the hamburger menu.

The Play Store is one of the first apps edited to better match the new user interface in Android 10, but it certainly won’t be the last.

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