Enter my email address, then hit enter takes me to:
Feels like it's unnecessarily staggered, but maybe I'm missing something? This is a relatively new occurrence as well
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we're working towards introducing new authentication solutions that complement traditional passwords
And later down in the blog:
This new Google account sign-in flow will provide the following advantages:
- Preparation for future authentication solutions that complement passwords
- Reduced confusion among people who have multiple Google accounts
- A better experience for SAML SSO users, such as university students or corporate users that sign in with a different identity provider than Google
It's hard to say what the "future authentication solutions" will be, but I think this is geared towards devices that have face recognition and/or fingerprint scanners.
There are some beneficial effects for the user, mainly the one in bold above. I use multiple Gmail accounts and I think this new layout simplifies logging in. The first page is an overall account manager with the ability to select an account, or add/delete an account.
Separating the password onto its own page avoids any confusion about which account you're singing into because it shows your picture (if on a familiar device) and email. Trying to cram all that functionality into one page could probably be done but separating seems cleaner.
Edit: I didn't realize this when posting, but this might be a duplicate. See more thoughts here.