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Google Accounts 2.0?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, June 8, 2006
14 years ago2,958 views

There have been a lot of discussions recently regarding Google services and the Google Account area, and people have been complaining about the look and feel of the Google Accounts area for ages. Well, maybe that's about to change...

Whilst checking the "Change authorized websites" link a few days ago, I noticed that the "My Account" link in the top right hand corner linked to this page (which works now but at the time produced the standard "The page you requested is invalid. " error):

www.google.com/accounts/Manage ...

(Note the number "2" at the end of the URL.)

This made me check the other pages too where I then found these, which you need to be logged in to see:

Password
V1: www.google.com/accounts/EditPa ...
V2: www.google.com/accounts/EditPa ...

Security Question & Contact Info
V1: www.google.com/accounts/EditSe ...
V2: www.google.com/accounts/EditSe ...

Name and more:
V1: www.google.com/accounts/EditUs ...
V2: www.google.com/accounts/EditUs ...

... and others.

(Note the addition of the "Help" link in the top right and sometimes a change in wording – i.e. "Edit password" vs. "Change password".)

It's a bit weird because there's no menu, but perhaps this means Google are actually looking at improving the Google Accounts area...?

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Check the © note at the bottom

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yep – it says ©2006 Google so they must've done it this year...

dpneal [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Excellent, I hope you're right Tony. The google accounts page looks awful at the moment.

By the way, why does there seem to be so many rumours of products, new features, overhauls etc at google this week?

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I've also always wondered why not all the services that I'm subscribed at are on the Account Pages. Anybody any idea?

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Wow! Nice catch. This is just what Google needed to do next. Remember this too:

www.google.com/accounts2

Maybe it will go there.

Aaron Myers [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

I see some difference in the other pages but no difference in

www.google.com/accounts/ManageAccount
www.google.com/accounts/ManageAccount2

I'm sure you all saw that already.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I think they did that only in order to us, we talk about them :)

Nice discover Tony!

Note that there is a NEW link for remove data of "Google Browser Sync" :-)

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