OnePlus Launcher 4.5.6 adds toggle to switch between Google Discover and OnePlus Shelf
Shortly after the launch of the OnePlus 8 series earlier this year, we learned that the company was replacing the OnePlus Shelf feature on its flagship devices for this year with the Google Discover Feed on the ‘minus-one’ screen. However, the Shelf made a reappearance with a recent update of the OnePlus Launcher, when the company added an optional swipe down gesture to help users quickly access the feature. Now, according to a recent report from 9to5Google, the latest update for the OnePlus Launcher (v4.5.6) brings a new toggle that will allow users to switch between the Google Discover Feed and OnePlus Shelf on the ‘minus-one’ screen.
The new toggle appears on the top right corner of the ‘minus-one’ screen and, as you can see in the attached video, it allows you to switch between the Google Discover Feed and OnePlus Shelf with a single tap. As of now, it isn’t clear if the new toggle will replace the swipe down gesture or if OnePlus will give users the option to choose how they want to access the Shelf. It’s also worth noting that the toggle isn’t available for all OnePlus 8 users with the latest version of the OnePlus Launcher right now. This leads us to believe that the company is currently testing the feature with a small fraction of users, and it might see a wider rollout via a server-side switch in the coming days.
In case you own a OnePlus 8 series device, you can download the latest OnePlus Launcher APK from the link below to check if you have received the new toggle on your device. In case you do see the toggle, make sure to share a screenshot in the comments section below and let us know whether you prefer the new toggle or if you’d continue to use the swipe down gesture to access the OnePlus Shelf.