I have several Google accounts. I noticed that the user interface of G Suite Apps in my new account is different from the one in my old account. Could you please tell whether I can choose it and how I can do it?

Old UI:

old UI

New UI:

new UI

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    I see absolutely no difference between the screenshots.
    – Ramhound
    Commented Jan 19, 2019 at 23:48
  • @Ramhound There are sine small differences, but they seem incredibly subtle. Like look at the “Sheet” tab in the lower left of each sheet. And the “Share” button. I have no idea how those alone could be disorienting. Commented Jan 20, 2019 at 2:06
  • it indeed was identical before I uploaded the same image twice.. and yes @JakeGould, those subtle differences are exactly what I am asking about.
    – vstepaniuk
    Commented Jan 20, 2019 at 10:03

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You can't. This change is made by Google. Eventually, it will be all updated to the new design, you just hit the period of "change in progress".

What’s changing:

Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Sites will be getting a new look and feel on the web. While there are no functionality changes, users will notice some visual improvements, including:

  • Interface typography that uses Google’s custom-designed and highly-legible typefaces
  • Controls (like buttons, dialogues, and sidebars) that are updated and consistent
  • Iconography that is legible and crisp, with a fresh feel The four products in this update join other G Suite products like Gmail and Calendar in sharing a common design language.


  • Thank you for the answer and the link.
    – vstepaniuk
    Commented Jan 22, 2019 at 14:54

It's possible to change the UI, but it's quite difficult. It's in CSS that you have to tweak.

I already tried using CSS editors to change the style. Although some parts of the Google Docs UI changed, the rest did not.

I'm not using a CSS tweaker extension right now, but you can try one. I just searched for one (I don't remember the one I used) and here's the link: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stylebot/oiaejidbmkiecgbjeifoejpgmdaleoha?hl=en

Just ask how to make a CSS if you don't know how to make one.

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