Following the YouTube app’s Materialization on Friday, it looks like another core Android app will soon get a Material design update courtesy of Google.
Several screenshots have leaked that show an upcoming version of the Hangouts app with Material design touches. Those include a new, slightly less vibrant green color that extends to the status bar, an updated navigation drawer, a hamburger button that’s slid out from the side of the screen and some updated iconography. The app’s icon has been Materialized as well. In the screenshots below, the current app is on the left and the updated app is on the right.
Google has been steadily updating its apps with Material design looks in recent months, and so it’s no surprise to see that Hangouts will be getting the treatment as well. The new-look Hangouts is definitely more Material than the existing version, and the app icon is much-improved. There’s no word yet on when this app will roll out to the public, but you can be sure that we’ll let you know when it does.