Project Fi app's new widget will let you track your data usage at a glance

If you're a subscriber to Google's Project Fi, you'll now be able to track your data usage via a handy widget. As detailed in a list of changes posted by a verified Googler over on Reddit, the latest Project Fi app update includes a new widget for your home screen that will allow you to easily track how much data you're using at a glance.

Aside from the new widget, the update also includes a new call forwarding toggle and a notable bug fix. Here's the full breakdown:

  • [New] Data usage home screen widget - If you're using the built-in launcher, long press an empty space on the home screen, navigate to "Widgets", and scroll to Project Fi's data usage widget to keep an eye on your data usage from the home screen.
  • [New] Call forwarding on/off toggle - We've made it easier to enable/disable call forwarding with a simple on/off toggle. Select any number from the list and toggle the "Forward calls to this number" setting to temporarily disable a forwarding number. You won't need to reverify the number when enabling it again.
  • [Bug Fix] Data usage sometimes showing up one day in the future - Many of you let us know about an issue where data usage appeared one day in the future. This issue should be resolved with this update, please let us know if you're still having issues.

It appears that the update has only just begun rolling out in the past day or so, and it's set to continue throughout the weekend. We haven't seen it land just yet on our end, and it's likely it will be a few more days before everyone is able to check out the new widget. Still, if you've already managed to snag the update, let us know what you think in the comments below!

Dan Thorp-Lancaster