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Google will change the login prompt this month

Google plans to roll out a change to the company's login prompt this month that changes the design but not the functionality of the prompt.

While the redesign is not major by any means, any change to the login page or prompt that Internet companies with hundreds of millions of users make is major as users who encounter the new login prompt for the first time may wonder whether that is a change made by the company or an attempt to phish their login data.

Google redesigned the login prompt but has not changed the functionality of it. Google's last major redesigns of the sign in page date back to 2013 and 2015 when it made things more difficult for multi-account owners and  when it switched from a single-form to a multi-form sign in page.

You need to enter the username (email usually) first, select sign in and enter the password on the next page that opens. The system does not change, but the design of the login page does.

Here is a screenshot of the current Google sign in page:


Old Google login

And here is the new sign in page that Google will roll out to all users in June:

new google login

The three main changes of the new sign in prompt are:

  • The Google logo looks different.
  • The text field, username and password, has an outline around it.
  • All elements are centered on the screen.

Google plans to star the rollout on June 14th, 2018 for all accounts (including Google Suite accounts). The company plans to complete the rollout in 15 days which means that the change will be visible to all users by the end of June at the latest.

Closing Words

The redesign of the Google login prompt does not change the authentication process but it may still irritate users who did not read about the change before they encountered it on the Google site.

Now Read: How To Properly Protect Your Google Account, Login

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  1. klaas said on June 8, 2018 at 11:25 am

    > “…any change to the login page or prompt that Internet companies with hundreds of millions of users make is major as users who encounter the new login prompt for the first time may wonder whether that is a change made by the company or an attempt to phish their login data.”

    That’s why they all should read so they can keep abreast of important developments in the high tech field ;-)

  2. Anders said on June 8, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    How did people live without this? I can’t wait any longer for this epic change!

  3. Sophie said on June 8, 2018 at 12:37 pm

    I’ve never logged into Google in my life, on a browser. Every single Google search I’ve ever made, has been without being logged in.

    Google’s changes here? Well…………. not too worried, to be honest what they do.

  4. trends said on June 8, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Hope KeePass (pwd mgr)
    will still work
    with the new login page…

  5. chesscanoe said on June 8, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    I assume a currently trusted PC requiring no logon will stay that way after the change.

  6. Tom Hawack said on June 8, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    No Google account ever since their “unified” policy popped up, in April 2014 was it?
    No Google account, and *.google.* cookies blocked. Our fortress, Fort Privacy, is defending itself against the assailant with the help of several counter-intruder applications (good soldiers). We’re pushing back but for how long will we make it?

    Remains the assailant has several nice gals in its troops, Miss Google Images, Miss Google Maps to name my favorites (if I dare say). So we happen to smile here and there to the enemy but always aware to avoid intelligence with the intruder. Hard when the soldier has big blue eyes :=)

    Seriously? Slightly more to point out a constant surprise to notice the number of sites which call upon Google when alternatives exist. For instance with the maps : they all call Google Maps when OpenStreetmap is available and, at least for their concern (quick localization) would make it as well.
    Take this site for example : : besides IP info it includes a map processed with OpenStreetMaps and it’s perfect. Why has Google become some sort of fatality when alternatives exist? Why do site developers systematically refer to Google for everything? Pushed by the winds of a planetary conformity to questionable standards?

    1. Sophie said on June 8, 2018 at 6:38 pm

      @Tom – Yes, sites refer to Google for so much……..and Facebook….you just see it everywhere, like some kind of plague, these outfits…

      I love how you use the words “assailant” and “soldier”!

      It’s is like a war sometimes, but we’ve plenty in reserve! Watching them watching us watching them! ;-)

      And as I said above, I’ve never logged into Google to search. Why would you? Especially if you are using your ISP without IP obfuscation. When will people learn (or even care).

      This soldier(ess) wears her tin foil hat with pride!!!

      1. Tom Hawack said on June 8, 2018 at 7:18 pm

        @Sophie, I’ll start off-topic to end in the row!

        I checked for the word ‘soldieress’, wondering if you had set ‘ess’ in parentheses to characterize the male intonation of war or to recall your own gender. Whatever ‘soldieress’ : unknown to the battalion (heavily and approximately translated from French).

        “Watching them watching us watching them” fits better in Andy Williams “Music to Watch Girls By” …
        “The boys watch the girls while the girls watch the boys who watch the girls go by”

        If they both work moreover for a 3 letter agency fun is ahead!

        Nicer war! If war it is. Perhaps setting Google as an enemy is slightly exaggerated. Only slightly, though :=)

        Back to the track — I guess users won’t log into their Google account for the sole purpose of Web searching : they logged elsewhere and never logged out. As for the cookie, Google account or not, perhaps users who keep it intentionally aim at keeping their Google Search options…

        “When will people learn (or even care)”? — It’s more of caring than of learning if you want my opinion. Privacy is maybe a has-been concept, or a has-been to become one. Are dignity, privacy matters of culture? No idea. I do know that in Amsterdam some people live in flats with no curtains because they consider that curtains hide and that should be hidden but sinful lives…
        Count me out, I sin much too much to make it public :=)

        Read you later, Sophie!

      2. Sophie said on June 9, 2018 at 4:39 pm

        @Tom – Always nice to read you Tom! You put a spin or an angle on things that draws the eye, and I feel (in the best way), that your notes need more than one read for best effect! :)

        Yes…it is a bit of a war with Google. For example, I don’t like their Google-Doodle, and use a script to set my own graphic, which is static. But even this has to be tweaked ever so often, as the ‘don’t do evil brigade’ change things all the time.

        But hey, its their search engine! I guess they can do as they like. The power comes in the knowledge, and the wish to change things for the better for ourselves.

        Haha, I sin too….. if avocado on toast counts?

        Ignore that………….I’m just avoiding being clear on that subject!!!

        Read you soon, Tom.

      3. Sophie said on June 9, 2018 at 4:41 pm

        Yes, I know that song that you refer to, and I really like it…..those old tunes are still very nice, romantic, and have a gentle way about them…romanticism.

        But we’ll upset dear Martin, if we talk about Andy Williams, so I’ll stop while I’m ahead!

    2. Sam said on June 8, 2018 at 6:48 pm

      Because alternatives like OpenStreetMaps and DuckDuckGo are not as good for those with a good amount of computer literacy and use such services all the time. GoogleMaps has more information, is more accurate, and updated more often; DuckDuckGo searches are not as accurate. Google offers better support as well.

      1. Tom Hawack said on June 8, 2018 at 10:02 pm

        @Sam, it is because I was aware of the argument you deploy that I had written,

        ” they all call Google Maps when OpenStreetmap is available and, at least for their concern (quick localization) would make it as well.”

        Some sites use Google Maps because indeed, as you mention it, they need advanced functionalities, but this doesn’t concern many sites which use Google Maps only to locate an address on a map : in that scheme (and as well in slightly more elaborated) OpenStreetMap is a valid alternative. I’m not pointing sites, their choices are theirs, I’m only annoyed by the fact that this choice appears to be systematic, in the same way that many sites invite users to download Adobe Reader to read a pdf file, as if the correlation was strict, when alternative readers exist.

        I persist to observe a sheep attitude among many site developers, as if a checklist state of mind had kicked out innovative choices. This is by the way typically American, a highly formatted culture. This is maybe why there are few leaders and so many followers, powerful leaders because few. I dare say there is in America an elitist society which hides itself under the banner of success open to all the mighty spirits when in fact it entertains domination in a universe of followers. Europe has far more imagination, and ethics, but lacks carrying out because inhabitants are far less docile than in the States.

  7. Sharon P Farley said on June 8, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    I’m not sure why I can’t sign into my account? I only have one gmail account!! Please help me out!!!

    1. Sophie said on June 8, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      @Sharon – Gmail? Seriously?

      I used Hotmail/Outlook for years, but that got bad enough.

      I moved my main email address to Zoho about 8 months ago, and if it stays like it is, I’ll never leave. Zoho is (IMO) all that Webmail/IMAP/POP should be.

      Gmail? Thanks but no thanks. I am not Google’s biggest fan, it has to be said.

  8. seeprime said on June 8, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    This change is strictly for the sake of change. In fact, I think the current login is cleaner looking. The new one looks tedious and, on a small display, harder to read.

  9. Shai said on June 9, 2018 at 4:31 am

    A quick tip for handling multi-form logins in KeePass using the Global Autotype hotkey: add a delay to the autotype sequence between inputing the Username and Password. Anything between 500 ms to 1,000 ms should work on most combinations of websites and browsers, but a little experimenting will give best practical performance.
    The autotype sequence should look like this:
    {Username}{Enter}{Delay:1000}{Password}{Enter}. Other fields could be added as appropriate for handling more complex login forms.

  10. asdas said on June 9, 2018 at 9:44 am

    What a horrible and ugly change. I hate Google’s new design. I hate the new Gmail. I hate the new Google Drive. I just hate these dumb changes for the sake of change. The current design is perfectly fine. I hate how Google is making the background of everything white. Why bother hiring designers if they just ruin things? Oh and they also ruined Google Newsstand and News & Weather. Google plasters Product Sans everywhere when it should only be used for Google logos. Now Google is associating their logo with unrelated things. Google was great in terms of design in 2017

    1. Sophie said on June 9, 2018 at 4:44 pm

      @Asdas…..that’s a lot of hate! But really, I do get you. There is something about these big corporations that fails on many levels.

      That’s why I often hark back to the older days, and simpler times. Money corrupts, greed spoils things, and that’s just one of many reasons why you get new designs that fail to please.

      Just my take on it.

    2. kalmly said on June 9, 2018 at 5:37 pm

      That’s the way I feel about Windows10. :)

  11. Zypher800 said on June 10, 2018 at 6:29 am

    Another monkey like thought of Google, seems they don’t have any real work

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