New Google Bar? That’s right and say goodbye to the black strip

Introducing the new Google bar

Are you familiar with Google+, Google Search, Google Images, Google Maps, Google News, Gmail, etc.? So you are probably very familiar with the Google Bar a.k.a the not so pleasant black strip that runs across the top of all Google products. As part of the continue redesign that has been going on since June, in an attempt to make Google more useful and beautiful — so they thought, because there were more dislikes than likes since then–; now the black bar is not there anymore, it is finished, gone away, done. In a new post at The Official Google Blog, the search giant has announced that it is replacing it with a new pop-up menu that will open on rollover when you place the mouse’s pointer on the colorful Google logo. 

Additionally, the new Google Bar will continue displaying the number of alerts from your Google+ account, which is also capable of showing you who added you to a circle, activity on your stream, or any post that has been shared with you. And if you have something new to say you can share it and post it in Google+ by just clicking the + Share button.

Instead of the horizontal black bar at the top of the page, you’ll now find links to your services in a new drop-down Google menu nested under the Google logo. We’ll show you a list of links and you can access additional services by hovering over the “More” link at the bottom of the list. Click on what you want, and you’re off. — Eddie Kessler, Technical Lead details.

Watch the YouTube video below the get a better glimpse of what’s to come with the introduction of the new Google Bar.

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Source The Official Google Blog via Mashable

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