Google+ Adding More Features

Along with developing such innovations as Project Glass, Google is improving the Google+ to keep in pace with rivals. The company is introducing a significant redesign for its social networking platform to provide users with more personal experience.

Photo: Google+ improves its interface, from Google blog

Launched in 2011, Google+ has more than 170 million users. Now, they will be able to customize their Google+ accounts even more due to bigger pictures option and more flexible profile pages. Google has promised to unveil many new features including customizing apps and the navigation bar. Using a new Explore page, people will know what’s interesting and trending across the site.

Google+ new bigger photo option looks similar to Facebook’s Timeline, it also has a chat list that puts friends front and center on your page. Another update regards the site navigation. Users now see a ribbon of apps on the left instead of static icons at the top. They can use the ribbon to drag apps up or down to create the order and show or hide them.

Additionally, Google has added dedicated Hangouts page for better communication with friends. It features an always-updated list of invitations from the people in your circles, quick access to every public and On Air hangout and a rotating billboard of popular hangouts, pro tips etc.

“By focusing on you, the people you care about, and the stuff you’re into, we’re going to continue upgrading all the features you already know and love—from Search and Maps to Gmail and YouTube. With today’s foundational changes we can move even faster—toward a simpler, more beautiful Google,” posted Vic Gundotra, Google Senior Vice President in Google’s blog.