Google+ Profiles Just Got Bigger Cover Photos, a New Look for the ‘About’ Tab, and Local Reviews

    March 6, 2013
    Josh Wolford
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Google has just begun to roll out some significant changes to Google+ profiles that bring bigger cover photos, a whole new look for the “about” section, and a new tab for your reviews.

When you visit your profile today, you’ll see a prompt that says “Cover photos just got bigger” and asks you if you’d like to update yours now. The bigger cover photos now allow for 2120px by 1192px images.

“This way more images can be used as cover photos, and there’s more room for your selection to shine,” says Google’s Sara McKinley in a Google+ post.

Your “About” section has also received an update. It’s a completely new design that puts all of your separate pieces of information into their own color-coded cards. Each info card features its own “edit” button as well.

Lastly, a new “Reviews” tab has been added to the top of your profile alongside the ones for your +1s, YouTube videos, photos, and posts. As you would imagine, this tab houses all of your Google Local reviews.

“Highlight your favorite restaurants, or hide the tab completely via settings – it’s completely up to you,” says Google.

If you don’t see your new Google+ profile yet, be patient. Google says that it’s rolling out gradually.

  • http://robertjduncan.me Robert Duncan

    The profile now looks unbalanced and is scattered. So much for simplicity.

  • http://www.rockinggadgets7.com raj bhardwaj

    wowwwwwwwwwww whats a big news thanx dude for giving us all latest news.

  • Wolfgang Ley

    Tried to to fit a “portrait” into the “panorama” space, using various pixel combinations. NO way to fit any! Instead of cropping my chest and my hair away I’d prefer to squeeze my image into a given frame. ?? ? ?