Google Chrome Extension That Turns New Google Workspace Icons Back to Their Iconic G Suite Versions
A new Google Chrome extension can turn the new Google Workspace icons into their old G Suite versions. Google has been bringing new icons to all its productivity apps as it rebrands G Suite into Google Workspace. Gmail, Drive, Maps, Home, Calendar and Meet — all the iconic logos have succumbed to a new look and a confusingly similar colour scheme. It’s Google’s take on homogenising everything under a single mother app. But if you’re not a fan of its changes, there’s a way of getting the old icons back. A new Google Chrome extension can do the trick – sort of. It won’t change the icons on the app pages, but differentiating the Gmail tab from the Docs tab on the Chrome browser definitely becomes easier.
The new extension named ‘Restore old Google icons’, developed by product designer Claudio Postinghel, was released on November 2. But its first version is far from perfect. The green Google Sheets icon, or instance, turns into blue Google Notes icon. The yellow icon of Goole Slides also goes through the same fate.