Streamlining iGoogle with a new look

9/8/11 | 12:32:00 PM

Today, iGoogle jumped on the design refresh bandwagon and rolled out a sleek and simple new interface. We hope these changes will enhance your experience when navigating through iGoogle.

In addition to the visible design changes like new colors and spacing, we’ve made some changes to functionality to showcase the content that really matters to you: we’ve hidden buttons and navigation links until they're actually needed. Now you can collapse the left panel to give yourself room for more gadgets, or pop it back out when you want to chat with a friend.

For those of you using Google Chrome, you can now search simply by speaking out loud, right from your iGoogle homepage. Just click the microphone icon to get started.

We hope you enjoy the first in a series of updates to iGoogle that are on their way in the coming months. If you have any feedback on the new design, please let us know by filling out this form or joining us in the Web Search Forum.