Google Plus undergoes huge redesign

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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24 Comments

1. danwatson

Posts: 117; Member since: Jan 03, 2012

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

2. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

3. AdamW33

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 25, 2011

Having an account and utilizing it are two different things.

5. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

9. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

17. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

who said anything about switching? use both!

21. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

7. Victor.H

Posts: 1020; Member since: May 27, 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.

12. joaolx

Posts: 364; Member since: Aug 16, 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.

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

11. robinrisk unregistered

whats your name on google+? I already have MIchael Heller on my circles, he posts really cool stuff.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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. :)

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

18. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

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

23. robinrisk unregistered

i added you both.

10. GALAXY-S

Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 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

16. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

How about the app?

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

got it! woot woot

24. Jyakotu

Posts: 867; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

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

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