Android developers can now enable rounded square icons in Google Play
Back in March, Google introduced a new rounded square icon requirement for the Google Play Store on Android and Chrome OS. App developers can choose to enable the new icon specificationimmediately, with the Google Contacts listing already featuring the updated style.
The goal is to “bring consistency and a cleaner look to Google Play” on different UI layouts, form factors, and devices. It prohibits transparent backgrounds, with Google dynamically adding rounded corners and drop shadows to icons. This applies to the Play Store on Android phones and tablets, as well as Chromebooks.
Within the Google Play Console, the Graphic Assets section of Product Details notes how the mandatory change will come into effect on June 24th. Per the previously announced timeline, developers can begin uploading the updated icon style today.
Let us know when your icon meets the new specification. If you’re not quite ready, you can keep using the old specification for now. We’ll automatically scale down your icon on June 24.