Google adds Material Design to sign-in screens; rollout begins next week

The Google sign-in screen is all set to get a little intuitive.

  • Published: June 8, 2018 1:08 PM IST

Google recently gave a new look to Gmail app after years, and after I/O 2018, apps like Google Drive, Google News among others have started adopting Material Design theme. Now, the latest to join the Material Design interface is the sign-in screen, and an update for the same will be rolled out later this month starting June 14.

The sign-in page last saw an update in March 2017 where the company added Google Sans font. In the next update, the box for entering email address or phone number, and the password will feature a prominent blue outline compared to the faint bottom outline that you see in the existing design.

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Due to its use of colors, the new look is distinctly more prominent. Google has also shared a screenshot of how the new and old interface looks like, and you can see it below.

The Google logo on top of various sign-in screens will now be centered around the new design. The Google Sans font is now being used for “Create Account” and “Forgot Email” buttons. Google also mentioned that the updated design will be rolled out starting June 14, and it has advised G Suite admins to offer “advance notices of these changes” to the users before the changes go live.

Talking about recent changes, Google added Smart Compose feature that uses AI to automatically complete emails. The Gmail app was also recently updated with Confidential Mode that brings Snapchat and Instagram stories like disappearing e-mails that allows you to send self-destructive emails that automatically get deleted in the said time.

  • Published Date: June 8, 2018 1:08 PM IST