New Google account switcher and gesture show up on the Play Store (Update: Wide rollout)
It’s been nearly seven months since Google introduced at I/O that it was rolling out a new account switcher to its apps, which helps you to shortly and simply handle all of your Google settings. The design, which depends on your avatar displaying up in the high proper of the search bar, has already rolled out to loads of apps. Among the most essential holdouts are the Play Store and Google Photos, however some customers have began seeing it in the former.
With model 17.eight.13 of the Play Store, our tipster advised us he observed that the account picker disappeared for him from the facet menu and confirmed up in the search bar on the predominant display screen. The look matches precisely what we have seen with different apps, so there’s nothing shocking there.
Left: Account picker gone from the facet menu. Right: Now present in the search bar.
Tap the avatar to get the acquainted white pop-up together with your totally different accounts, privateness coverage, phrases of service, and some choices to handle your Google account or add one other. Our tipster additionally tells us that the swipe gesture, which was carried out in Maps, Drive, Contacts, Gmail, then Keep and Search, appears to even be out there on the Play Store. Simply swipe up or down on your avatar and you may see the Play Store change to your different id. If you have got a number of Google accounts tied to totally different nations or jobs, this could make it very easy to search out apps and content material that will solely be out there by one.
Left: New account switcher pop-up. Right: New splash display screen.
This model of the Play Store additionally comes with a model new white splash display screen. The latter is offered to everybody with the replace to v17.eight.13 (APK Mirror), whereas the account picker appears to be triggered server-side. It could require this actual model of the Play Store, or it is also displaying up for customers on older releases too.