Earlier this month, a report from The Information claimed that Google is preparing to overhaul its shopping services – including Google Express. Now the company has announced the merger of Shopping Search and Express into the new Google Shopping.
On that surface, the new Google Shopping is similar to the existing Shopping Search: you are searching for a product and results are displayed from multiple retailers across the web. However, some products have the ability to purchase directly from Google (translation: purchase through the former Google Express), where Google handles returns and other buyer issues.
The other main component of Google Shopping is integration with other products from the company. You'll soon see links to relevant products in Google Images, Google Feed, and even YouTube. For example, if you search for images of a particular piece of furniture on Google Images, it may return Shopping results.
The Google Express app will soon be updated with the new brand, but it hasn't been in the Play store yet. You can download the boring old app from the widget below.