Google got into the social networking game a little later than most (this doesn’t include their teething issues with Buzz/Wave etc.). But that hasn’t stopped them from pouring their immense resources and talent into a product, let’s face it, that didn’t catch on as quickly as, say, the other giant, Facebook. But they have been trudging on and have just launched a redesigned version of Google Plus. And we must say, we absolutely love it.
The design has been simplified if you will, all posts are in the form of conversations (much like in Gmail). All your menu options are persistent on the left as a sidebar and you don’t have to spend time trying to find an option anymore. The other thing that you will notice is that each post is BIG. Photos you post are BIG. Videos you post are BIG. Not that it is a bad thing, but they are definitely bam! in your face. Google has also placed greater emphasis on its Hangout feature and you can start a hangout off any post. This we think is one of the coolest features of the redesign. Oh and we didn’t see a single ad. How’s that?
We took the liberty of including Google’s video on all the changes that have been introduced. You can take a look at it below:
Hopefully these changes will mean a greater shift of users to Google Plus. Who said simple was a bad thing?
If you haven’t checked out Google Plus yet, you really should.