A lot of Google+ users joined the search monster’s social network in the last few days, and noticed that there was a pretty cool new layout waiting for them.
The profile page, which is standard on any social network today, was recently redesigned after feedback that Google got from thousands of users. The new look also introduces brand new features that are found on other social networks. The idea is to increase and broaden the appeal of the growing social media network.
Some of the most obvious changes:
- New, larger cover photos: You will first notice how large the cover photo is. Google used to offer a filmstrip and a banner cover photo. With the most recent change, all users will have a bigger cover photo that is 2120×1192 pixels. This will give most of us more room to work with and to get more attention.
- Cards style design for the about tab: You will notice that the ‘about’ page is different. Google+ is going to more of a ‘cards’ style that displays content in each section. This should make content easier for users to read. The work section also has a new ‘skills’ feature. You will now be able to list skills, just like Facebook.
- Reviews tab: Google is working hard on consolidating the vast online review world and bringing it under Google+. Now they have more visibility in the places you review by putting all of them under one tab. They are probably trying to encourage more reviews, and also checking the places that people in your circles have given a review for. This should increase the strength of Google searches.
These changes are rolling out slowly so be patient if you have not seen them yet. Meanwhile, check out Google’s new, enhanced adword campaigns, and some cool changes to Google Chrome.