Docs is Google’s first app to use the new hardware you’re rocking

Google’s biggest apps already feature the main elements of Material You, but other aspects are now making their way, with Docs, Sheets and Slides using the new toggle design.

The Material 3 switch is bigger and even more of a pill than before because the whole container is shaped that way. According to Google:

  • M2: Switches have a circular thumb that extends beyond the edge of the track.
  • M3: Switches have a taller and wider track, new color mappings, and the ability to hold an icon in the Switch’s thumb.

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides use the switch directly in the editor overflow menu for print layout, suggested edits, offline availability, and star. It does not take advantage of the optional icon (checkmark) in the circle, which increases in size from disabled to enabled.

Compared to the toggle in System Settings on Android 12/13, it’s now just as wide and more compact.

  • Accessibility: the visual presentation is more accessible
  • Color: new color mappings address non-text contrast requirements in addition to dynamic color compatibility
  • Icons: Ability to have optional icon in switch thumb
  • Layout: the track is higher and wider

Since it’s overflowing, you don’t fully appreciate the animation since the menu quickly disappears after a selection has been made. This change is not live anywhere else in the app, such as Settings.

The hardware you switch is deployed with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides version 1.22.442.03.90. The Google application, as part of its hardware, you redesignwill use the new item in the settings.

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