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This article was published on March 21, 2011

Google reveals its brand new Chrome icon “in 2D”

Google reveals its brand new Chrome icon “in 2D”
Courtney Boyd Myers
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Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups gr Courtney Boyd Myers is the founder of audience.io, a transatlantic company designed to help New York and London based technology startups grow internationally. Previously, she was the Features Editor and East Coast Editor of TNW covering New York City startups and digital innovation. She loves magnets + reading on a Kindle. You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CBM and .

Google just announced that its lovely red, green and yellow Chrome icon got a redesign.

The makeover features a flat, 2D version of its predecessor. Since Google is “all about making your web experience as easy and clutter-free as possible,” its new icon embodies this ethos, reflecting a “quicker, lighter, easier” icon for all.

Collectively, Google says it explored many variations, trying the icon in several different contexts and refining it along the way. The browser icon is certainly simpler and easier to recreate, which is one of Google’s aims.

For Chrome users, you’ll see this latest icon reflected in the coming weeks.

What do you think of its new look?