Google Calendar Gets a Makeover

Google is getting a complete makeover as part of the transition to Google+. Google’s popular calendaring service is no exception.

The redesigned Google Calendar, which rolled out to users on Wednesday, are designed to be “just cosmetic.” Google hasn’t added any new features to Calendar, but instead has made it look more like Google+.

Some of the changes to Google Calendar include merging the Quick Add button with the Create button, adding more icons for functions such as Print, Refresh, reminders and guests, and the removal of the Save and Discard buttons on the bottom of the page. The big change that users will notice though is the blockier interface, the changes in color and the increased use of white space for the background.

In an announcement, Google says that the changes are all about removing clutter and increasing the interoperability between the desktop and mobile devices.

“The way people use and experience the web is evolving, and our goal is to give you a more seamless and consistent online experience — one that works no matter which Google product you’re using or what device you’re using it on,” the company said.

The search giant recently redesigned its popular homepage with a smaller logo and the darker Google+ navigation bar. Expect more Google products to be redesigned to fit in with Google’s new social project.

To see the revamped look for Google Calendar, click “Try the new look” in the upper right corner of the app. You can always go back to the old way if you don’t like the redesign.

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