In May, the “improved web experience” of Blogger was quietly announced and very much in line with other revamps of Google Material Theme. The new look increases spacing, while you can now hide the navigation drawer by tapping the hamburger icon in the top-left corner. In the meantime, articles are displayed with faint outlines in cards, which is again par for the course.
There are six “page-specific updates” in terms of functionality. major characteristics include a new editor with more capabilities, and improved analytics and search.
- Stats: The redesigned Stats page helps you focus on the most important data from your blog by highlighting your most recent post.
- Comments: A fresh Comments page helps you connect with readers more easily by surfacing areas that need your attention, like comment moderation.
- Posts: We’ve improved support for Search Operators on the Posts page to help you filter your Blogger posts and page search results more easily.
- Editor: The newly enhanced Editor page introduces table support, enables better transliteration, and includes an improved image/video upload experience.
- Reading List: Even if you don’t create from your phone, it’s now easier than ever to read blogs from other creators while you’re on the go.
- Settings: We’ve streamlined the Settings page to help you manage all your controls from one place.
In the meantime, the website now has a responsive design that scales between desktops and phones. Google says this “improved web platform” allows for “new features in the future.”
There’s a “Try the new blogger” on rollout! “Button at the underside of the nav drawer. Conversely, from the same place you can “Revert to Legacy Blogger” at any time.
This Google blogger is set to become the default for “many” users later this month. In “late July” you will lose the ability to switch back into the older layout.