Reorder Google+ Circles with New Functionality

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Google has maintained since the launch of Google+ that it would listen to user feedback and continue to add features and make improvements to the new social network (still technically in field test mode). So far that has held true, and the latest addition to Google+ is the ability to reorder your Circles.

"We’ve been hearing that you want a way to reorder your circles -- so when you add people, view your stream, or share, that list of circles is in the order that works for you," said Google's Brett van Zuiden, who introduced the feature in a Google+ post.

"Go over to the Circles tab and down to your circles," he explains. "Now you can move your circles wherever you want, just by clicking and dragging with the mouse. Plus, that order will now show up everywhere across Google+, even in the dropdown menu when you add people to circles."

There has been a lot of positive feedback about the feature so far, including plenty of praise from users in the comments on Van Zuide's post. Still, others have some ideas for further improvement of this particular feature.

For example, Rowan Thunder writes, "Would be great if there was a way to do this with the keyboard as well as with the mouse — I know it's a known issue, but the add to circles interface is still largely inaccessible, and being able to reorder them from a plain interface list where one then saved it would be a welcome thing for many users who use accessibility add-ons and such."

Doneyli De Jesus says, "Now the only thing missing from circles is the hability to filter the Stream by multiple circles at once."

Karl Hansen says, "A small improvement would be to list the already selected items first in a list, so you don't miss any that are checked."

Alvin Zor Di asks, "is it going to be possible to change the color of each circle soon?"

Though not exactly related to this feature, Nathan Rixham did have another suggestion that is likely to be reflected by many others: "Any chance you can also give us direct hash-URIs through to specific comments, and even better, the ability to share a comment like it was a post?"

Chris Crum
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