The changes are apparently intended to make the search results appear more simple. Google is apparently redesigning how the search results look on mobile, the firm announced in a blog post on Friday. “We would like to take a step back to make the appearance appear more simple so people could find what their looking for faster and more easily”, Alleen Cheng, who leads the redesign, said in a blog post.
This apparent redesign will have larger and bolder text which is intended to be easier to scan more quickly and you will see more of Google’s font in the results. Search results will also take up more of the width of your screen as well, thanks in part to the reduced shadows. Google also says that this new redesign will be using color “more intentionally” to also help highlight important information without being distracted by other things.
To get a good idea of how the redesign is different from the current experience, just compare the render of the redesign with a screenshot of the current search experience that was taken from an iPhone 12 mini:
The redesign likely will put more information in the higher up of the page and will also reduce some visual clutter, which will hopefully make the results easier to parse without even forcing you to scroll down to find what your looking for. Thanks Google.
via The Verge