Google Calendar Material Design: The New Look & Functionality

We put together a list of the key features offered with the new Google Calendar Material Design, and how to enable the newest version of Google Calendar.

Material Design is Google’s current design philosophy, used in 2014 on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Material Design uses alot of whitespace, animations and bold colors as well as using modern smartphone elements like hamburger menus that open navs.

Wanna view multiple calendars on the day view? You can do that now with the new Material Design version of Google Calendar!

Google is now giving calendar users the ability to add conference room details to their event.

With google’s new redesigned calendar, they decided to make it easy for users to link to spreadsheets, documents, and presentations.

google calendar material design rich formatting links

Now it really easy to see a participants contact info by simply hovering over their profile icon.

google calendar how to view contact info upon hover

New Google Calendar Material Visual Design Features

The larger date icons make it easier to recognize dates on the calendar with a quick glance.

new google calendar date icons

The updated colors give the interface a much more modern look and appeal.

Color Options:

  • Tomato
  • Flamingo
  • Tangerine
  • Banana
  • Sage
  • Basil
  • Peacock
  • Blueberry
  • Lavendar
  • Grape
  • Graphite

The event boxes are much cleaner and more organized for a smoother and easier experience for both the person creating the event, and the person accepting the event.

There are several over modern styling upgrades such as more color and imagery that make the interface look cleaner and more enjoyable to use.

new google calendar design changes

How To Upgrade To The New Google Calendar Material Design Version

how to enable the new google calendar material design

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By | 2017-10-25T15:28:51+00:00 October 20th, 2017|Productivity, Software & Tech|0 Comments

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