Google Search for desktop gets design overhaul with cleaner ads, results

Google has made user interface changes to the desktop version of Google Search official on Thursday, after months of testing.

The changes come after heavy Search changes on mobile and tablet devices, and now Google has finally carried over the several changes to the desktop experiences.

Most notably, Google has improved readability and provided an overall cleaner look. Advertisements are no longer highlighted in a ugly yellow box. Instead, Google has brought over ad labels from its mobile search, which it hopes brings cross-platform consistency to Google Search.

Google has also increased the size of result titles, removed the underlines, and evened out all the line heights for a more appeasing experience.

"Improving consistency in design across platforms makes it easier for people to use Google Search across devices and it makes it easier for us to develop and ship improvements across the board," Jon Wiley, Google’s lead design for Google Search, said.