Google recently rebranded its cloud computing, productivity, and collaboration tools as “Workspace.” With that, the Internet giant also updated its icons.

The icons sport a four-color scheme, similar to Google’s four-color logo. While the update is not bad, some users might find it confusing and off-putting.

If you don’t like the new icons, a Chrome extension called “Restore Old Google Icons” got you covered, thanks to digital product designer Claudio Postinghel who also shares the same sentiment.

Here’s how you can switch back to the good ol’ icons:

  • Open Google Chrome.
  • Go to Chrome Web Store.
  • Search for “Restore Old Google Icons.”
  • If the following three steps are too much for you, click this weblink to direct you right to the extension.
  • Click “Add to Chrome.”

The process should automatically change your Google icons back to their old design. Do note that the change will only appear on your tab and not within the platform. If the icons didn’t change, close your Chrome browser and reboot your computer.

For now, “Restore Old Google Icons” is only available on Chrome but it will also come to Mozilla Firefox soon.


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