Google Is Working On Customizable iOS Widgets, Starting With Google Search Widget

You can add photos, themes, and more to the upcoming iOS widgets by Google.

Google customizable iOS widgets
Image: Steve Moser

Lines of code from the Google Search app on iOS and iPad OS hints at customizable widgets. Steve Moser spotted the code and MacRumors reported the development.

Starting from Google Search, Google is now working on customizable iOS widgets. The code says that the new widget will let you “Choose a theme to add color, Google Earth imagery, and more to your Google widget.”

iOS Widgets By Google

Google Search widget is among the most popular iOS widgets at the moment. You also have widgets for Photos, Google Keep, and Chrome. The company may introduce customizable iOS widgets now.

Starting with Google Search, the iOS widget will let you add a theme, Google Earth imagery, or maybe an image from the Photos app. This could be an aesthetic update for the iOS widgets by Google.

Apple rolled out widgets with the iOS 14 rollout. Since then, the feature has been widely adopted by the apps. It also makes the iPhone home screen more customizable.

With these new customizable iOS widgets, users will get a chance to customize and add more colors or a different look to their iPhone home screens.

Android 12 is also paying a lot of attention to the widgets. So any sweet changes coming to iOS are likely to be there on Android phones too.

Manik Berry

Manik Berry

With a Master’s degree in journalism, Manik writes about big tech and has a keen eye for political-tech news. In his free time, he’s browsing the Kindle store for new stuff read. Manik also adores his motorcycle and is looking for new routes on weekends. He likes tea and cat memes. You can reach him at [email protected]
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