A new Google sign-in page will begin to roll out to G Suite administrators, users, and individual private accounts in the next fifteen days…
Google has announced it is redesigning and releasing a new sign-in page on its official G Suite blog. The company created and began transitioning many of its web features to its relatively new Material Design principles. Some of these changes have had a tremendous impact on the look and feel. For instance, the YouTube makeover was certainly one of the biggest. And, more recently, the changes came to Google Drive, as well as Google News.
New Google Sign-In Page coming Soon
Now, the company is tackling perhaps the most perilous spot on the web — its sign-in page. The refreshed look will materialize first for G Suite users and then probably onto private accounts. While the announced changes are small and somewhat subtle, it might well trigger concern with users over the possibility of phishing attempts.
The new sign-in page sports an updated logo, with center-aligned text. Additionally, the text fields are now clearly outlined. However, the functionality remains the same. Here’s a comparison, with the current sign-in page on the left and the new design on the right:
Although there aren’t big, bold changes, it’s certainly enough to raise red flags for those unfamiliar with the announced new UI.
Google states the new sign-in page should surface for G Suite users within the next 15 days. It’s likely regular accounts will soon see it pop-up thereafter or in the not-too-distant future.