Google updates sign-in page with minor material design

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Credit: https://9to5google.com/2018/05/25/google-sign-in-material-theme-tweaks/

A minor, but important change has been made to the Google sign-in page. The material design train is truly moving, and this time around it is the turn of your sign-in page. Gmail and Google Drive recently took their turns; and that was a couple of weeks ago.

The new material design was spotted by 9to5google, and the first thing you will come across when you visit the page is the use of Google Sans. This is not a surprise considering how the page appears across both desktop and mobile screens.

Meanwhile, the box that houses the account picker, password field, and other details now features rounded corners, as well as more apparent layering and shadowing.

Other noticeable changes include the password field, the box housing the account picker, and other details—all now featuring rounded corners, and more obvious layering and shadowing.

Don’t take my word for it, go check the minor, but sleek material design on the sign-in page to judge for yourself. To check it out, head to the account avatar at the top-right corner of your Google app and click Add Account and you can have a first-hand view of the new look.

Google recently made some minor changes to the feel and look of Google Drive—and despite not tweaking its features, the app now looks even more attractive.

Some icons and buttons have been moved around, and Google Drive now spots a new material design to make it even more responsive. This will now make the app to be in line with other products from the company.

Google’s popular email service Gmail was not left out—last two weeks ago the world’s most popular email service welcomed some interesting new features.

A few of the newly added features that have already been rolled out on Gmail include:

Two-factor authentication: Still under the confidential mode, Google has added a two-factor authentication feature. The feature allows the sender to request the receiver to authenticate with a passcode received via text message before access to the email is granted. This will now be the norm for all confidential emails you send.

Confidential mode: This new feature allows you to set an expiration date for all your sensitive email. What that means is that the email can be revoked at the expiration of a set date. This works by sending a link instead of the confidential email directly to the recipient. The sent link leaves your mailbox from where the recipient is able to access it via his Gmail account or another email service. The sender is always in charge of how long the recipient gets to access the message—it’s all about putting a time-limit on the access granted to the other party.

Email snoozing: This is one feature that is gaining a lot of attention these days—a lot of email services are now adopting. Not to be undone by others, email snoozing has now been integrated into Gmail. For now, email snoozing is only available on Gmail on the web. Perhaps, we could yet see this feature added to the Gmail app in no-distant future.


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Author: Ola Ric

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