Google announced that it is rolling out a new, redesigned Google+, confirming that it’s not dead just yet. As you may know, people have been saying it’s dead pretty much since it launched, yet it just keeps going.
It’s true that we haven’t heard a lot about it in recent months, and Google acknowledges that, noting that it has been using that time to listen to what users have to say. It says they keep talking about Communities and Collections, which is one of its newest features.
Both of these features are front and center in the new design.
“Now focused around interests, the new Google+ is much simpler,” says Google’s Eddie Kessler. “And it’s more mobile-friendly—we’ve rebuilt it across web, Android and iOS so that you’ll have a fast and consistent experience whether you are on a big screen or small one. You’ll need to opt-in to this new version of Google+ on the web to see the changes—check out our Google+ post for more on how to give it a try.”
“Creating great products that solve real needs and make life easier for people is something Google is always striving for,” Kessler says. “Your feedback got us this far—as we continue to refine Google+, we’d love to keep hearing from you. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing how today’s changes help kickstart even more conversations around everything from Zombie Cats to Vintage Calculators.”
It lives on…
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