Google has decided to give the Google Account login screen a fresh new look. Next to a fresh appearance, the new login screen also gives users more options. For example, if you have a Google account, you are now able to set permissions on the login screen. The fresh look is a nice approach to keep things “modern”, while the new features should make certain things easier for Google users. This is not the first time that Google redesigns their login screen.
Signing In to Your Google Account
Signing into your Google Account will look slightly different in the near future. Started on the 10th of April, Google has started rolling out an update. This update will bring a difference to the login process. The update will make sure that the login process will be completely identical on every system. The steps to log in to your Google Account will remain the same, so you don’t have to do anything differently. As usual, you will have to enter your email address and your password. If you have two-step authorization enabled, you will have to go through that process as well.
According to Google, the new login screen will have three advantages, compared to the old login screen. The page will be clearer, the login process will be faster and the page will look identical on every computer, smartphone and tablet. This allows users to recognize the Google login screen, no matter which type of device they are using.
Giving Permission to Google
Part of the new login screen are the permissions. Starting on the 10th of April, users will have a clearer look on what type of permissions they are giving to apps by Google. As soon as an app asks for permissions, they will all be bundled, and you will have to accept, or decline. With the new update, you will have to give permission to share your email address and profile. On the next screen, it is possible that you will be asked to grant more permission. This is only the case if the app actually needs it. For example, Google may ask for your permission to upload your data to the Google Clout Platform.
It is possible that it will take weeks for the new login screen to appear on every platform. The reason for this is that the update still needs to be rolled out in certain places. Keep in mind that it is not a very large update. Most users won’t even notice a difference between the old and the new login screen. If you have a keen eye, and you do notice some changes, you will now know why. With the new update, Google is trying to make the login process feel safer, as well as give users more control over the things they share with Google.