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Google Plus undergoes huge redesign

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Google Plus undergoes huge redesign
Google wants to make you use its own social network Google Plus and it’s now bringing a completely overhauled user interface, with panels you can drag and drop, and customize to your liking, to make you like it.

And this redesign gives some good reasons to look into Google+: it’s easier to share with your circles and the Hangouts video calling platform has been improved.

The biggest change you’d notice from the first sight is the “dynamic ribbon” on the left. Apps you don’t access much are hidden under the new “More” section.

Google Plus undergoes huge redesign


Galleries now support bigger photos and there’s more space for videos too, contributing to a better viewing experience.

Conversations are presented in cards and there’s a new activity drawer for talking to your circles. For Hangouts, you have a new page with recently updated chats, and public hangouts that you can join. Check out the new features in the videos below and let us know what you think in the comments.

Just keep on hitting the refresh button, the change should appear automatically soon.

source: Google


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posted on 11 Apr 2012, 09:03 10

1. danwatson (Posts: 102; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)


YES!!! Now if only more people used it...

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 09:10 3

2. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You mean over a hundred million users isn't enough?

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 09:14 12

3. AdamW33 (Posts: 39; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)


Having an account and utilizing it are two different things.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 09:22 4

5. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I dunno, the What's Hot Page usually seems to be jumping. The five hundred comments limit on popular posts seems to fill pretty quick. You gotta give the Site more than 8 months before declaring it dead in the water.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 09:44 5

9. remixfa (Posts: 14067; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i rather like it. it has a lot of advantages over FB. give it time, it will continue to grow.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 10:43 2

14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


versus the Billion+ users of Facebook it's still quite underused. i can't really justify switching from Facebook to G+ because my friends and i are just too comfortable with Facebook.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 12:06 1

17. remixfa (Posts: 14067; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


who said anything about switching? use both!

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 12:38

21. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


nahhh! i don't have the attention span to do both at least not equally, i'm terribly addicted to Facebook. xD

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 09:15 4

4. remixfa (Posts: 14067; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


mine is still the old style :( how do i force it to update!?

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 09:40 2

7. Victor.H (Posts: 450; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Don't think you can force it to update, just keep on hitting the refresh button. I'm still waiting for it as well.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 10:39 1

12. joaolx (Posts: 362; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I always get this updates much later. On Facebook all the updates took days for me and they we're little and not interesting updates. I would like to move to google+ but none of my friends use it.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 09:28 4

6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


This is actually a pretty nice update. The opposite of what Facebook does. xD
I still hardly ever use G+ though.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 09:42 2

8. remixfa (Posts: 14067; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


well, u need to get on there and find us. there are quite a few of us on there.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 10:17 1

11. robinrisk (unregistered)


whats your name on google+?

I already have MIchael Heller on my circles, he posts really cool stuff.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 10:42 1

13. remixfa (Posts: 14067; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


that would be my real name of course, which im not about to slap on a public forum. :)

look at the peeps that talk to heller on G+, im pretty easy to find. :)

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 10:45

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yeah, i believe i have you on there. o:
well more of you should add me then! :P

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 12:08

18. remixfa (Posts: 14067; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


i would if i knew what your real name was. shoot me a line and i will. :)

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 12:36

20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5634; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


https://plus.google.com/u/0/103797933508707451226/posts le King's Plus. ^^

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 12:39 1

22. remixfa (Posts: 14067; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


oh yea, ive been following you for quite some time. lol

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 13:48 2

23. robinrisk (unregistered)


i added you both.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 09:55 1

10. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011)


looks a lot nicer i think im goin to give it a second shot and try to bring in as most people as possible so im not lonely there lol

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 12:01

16. networkdood (Posts: 6310; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


How about the app?

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 12:34

19. remixfa (Posts: 14067; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


got it! woot woot

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 20:47

24. Jyakotu (Posts: 823; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


So nobody is going to say how it looks A LOT like Facebook.? Oh, okay.

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