May 16, 2013

Hello Friends,

Google+ is now around for a while and had got an immense popularity. Me and my other friends are not so fond of Google+ complicated interface, we are the happy Facebook users :D. But jokes apart in the past couple of months, Google has been launching many new and smart features for Google+ and Blogger. In Google I/O today they had announced these following new features for Google+, lets check out weather they worth any or not.

1. Photos

The biggest change to Google+ is a new focus on photos. Google seems to be taking the lead from Facebook here, and, indeed, the new look of Google+ is a lot like the revamped profile pages of Facebook, especially in terms of cover photos. Google+ lets users post "bigger cover photos, with a better aspect ratio," wrote McKinley in her blog post. "Cover photos are much larger than before (up to 2,120 px by 1,192 px), and they display in 16 x 9 when fully expanded. This way more images can be used as cover photos, and there's more room for your selection to shine." Google+ will also enable users to sift through batches of photos to find the best ones to share with friends.

2. Hangouts

Google Hangouts, already one of Google+'s big difference creator, will be more compelling through the addition of a mobile app that will let users play games, watch video and access ongoing conversations, among other things.

3. Reviews

Google+ will include a new tab for local reviews. Here, users can highlight their favorite attractions, restaurants, movies, etc. This will certainly give users more reason to visit the site (who doesn't want to see what their friends and colleagues recommend and why?), and it provides a new and more focused channel for business branding (even if they aren't the ones doing the branding themselves).

4. Google+ Stream

Google+'s stream will get the three-column format that the mobile apps currently have. This will provide easier access to more organized information.

5. Easier Editing

It will now be easier for users to edit their info. "The 'About' tab now consists of separate cards (like Story, Places and Links) -- each with its own prominent edit link," wrote McKinley. "As always: you can share specific fields with specific circles, or keep them just for you."

Well I think Google will need to bring some serious changes if they really want to compete with Facebook. According to me Google+ is very heavy and takes a lot of time in slower connection unlike Facebook that loads quickly.

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