Managing passwords for multiple websites, apps, and social media platforms can be quite a hassle. Fortunately, there are services available that aim to simplify this process. One such service is Google Password Manager. While Google is considering Passkeys as the default sign-in method for personal accounts, it appears that a new design is in the works for its Password Manager.
According to the unofficial Google News Telegram group, the redesign will involve dividing the core features of the Password Manager into three tabs located in the bottom navigation bar. These tabs will be labeled as Passwords, Checkup, and Settings.
Currently, the Checkup and Settings buttons can be found on the main page of Google Password Manager. Additionally, there will be a subtle change to the Search bar, which will now feature an “Add password” button instead of the “+” symbol that is currently present.
Over the past year, Google’s Password Manager has received several updates for both mobile and desktop users. These updates include useful features such as alerting users when saved passwords have been compromised in a data breach and prompting password changes for weak or reused passwords.
The exact release date for the redesigned Password Manager remains uncertain, but it is expected to be part of an upcoming app update that aligns with Google’s Material Design 3 guidelines. Material You 3, Google’s newest open-source design system unveiled at Google I/O 2023, has already been integrated into various apps and products. For example, WhatsApp is currently testing Material Design changes on Android to bring its appearance closer to its iOS app.
With the introduction of Android 14, Google aims to provide users with even more customization options for their phones. Paired with Material You 3, the color palette of your Android system will automatically synchronize with the wallpaper you have chosen.
In conclusion, the forthcoming redesign of Google Password Manager is set to improve user experience by reorganizing core features into easily accessible tabs. Users can look forward to an updated design that aligns with Google’s Material Design 3 guidelines, making password management more streamlined and efficient.