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Google Calendar on the desktop will get the Material Design facelift it needs

After years of featuring the same design, Google Calendar's desktop client will finally get updated to adhere to Material Design guidelines.

Published onAugust 14, 2017

Even though Google introduced its Material Design language back in 2014, certain corners of the search giant, like the Calendar desktop client, have been largely untouched by the design language. That looks to change with an upcoming facelift that brings the client to the latter half of this decade.

Thanks to Reddit user xDawnut, we now have a glimpse at what Google has in mind for Calendar on the desktop, and it is a great-looking thought. From the new day, week, month, and year views to the settings menu, everything has been redesigned to adhere to Material Design. The redesign also introduces a bit of unification, seeing how the redesigned desktop Calendar appears similar to the mobile Calendar app.

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Even with the changes, it appears as if the same functionality remains intact, a concern that usually crops up whenever there is a redesign.

Unfortunately for regular folks, these changes are only implemented in Google’s Tested Truster program for the time being. That said, we could see a general rollout as 2017 draws to a close, though that is more of an educated guess than official word from Google.

I am just glad Google will finally update Calendar on the desktop to bring it up to speed. YouTube, Chrome, Search, and Inbox all have the Material Design treatment, so it is nice to learn that Calendar will be part of the list soon enough.

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