Google Play Games has now been updated (v5.10) with a search option, along with a host of new features.
An APK teardown of the latest Google Play Games app separately found it to be preparing to bring a new dark mode feature, as well as encouraging commentary shown alongside XP progress.
You will now have the ability to disable autoplay videos as well as Quest and Request notifications. Additionally, a new Snake game and a white navigation bar have arrived in the app. Users will now also get links to YouTube videos for the games in your carousel.
You can download the APK file of the latest app (version 5.10.6082) from APK Mirror to experience the new Google Play Games features.
In the Google Play Games app version 5.10, the developers have added a new toggle that lets you control autoplaying videos. The new feature allows you decide whether you want the thumbnail-sized frames in the Arcade tab to show a glimpse of the gameplay via animations.
One of the key highlights of Google Play Games v5.10 is that it now comes with a Search button. The new button can be seen at the top of the screen.
It is hard to imagine, but the app did not have a search option until now. Meanwhile, when you tap on the Search button, you are presented with a list of trending games. However, when you start typing it does gives you suggestions.
There is a new progress screen for players with a different layout. Images of the avatar and achievements are now bigger and prominent and ‘Players you follow’ tab has gone to a new page in the third tab.
Also, besides Cricket, PAC-MAN, and Solitaire, the service now also offers a native Snake experience, first introduced in Google Play Games v5.8.
About the new Dark Mode feature, Google Play Games will get an alternate display mode to make the app more usable in low-light conditions and also put less strain on users’ eyes.