Google+ Set To Roll Out New Look

Today's announcement by Google regarding their plans to roll out a significant redesign across Google+ is set to cause quite a stir in the world of social media. Launched in 2011, Google's very own social media platform has gained over 170 million users but hasn't been without its controversy. Planning to introduce a range of new features to the site over the coming days, from customizable apps to a personalised navigation bar, the platform aims to offer users increased flexibility over their profile pages. With a brand new 'Explore' page, Google+ will also give users chance to see what is trending across the site... Did someone say #Twitter? Pulling in features from social media heavyweights Facebook, Google+ will now include larger photo's akin to the 'Timeline' and a chat list to enhance user connectivity. However not all of Google+'s new features have been lifted straight from its rivals. Users will experience changes to the way they navigate their news stream. Instead of using static icons at the top of the feed, a ribbon of apps will now appear on the left. The ribbon will allow users to drag apps up and down to create an order suited to them. Hover over the app and reveal a set of quick actions, show or hide them by dragging them off the section entirely! Google's senior vice president, Vic Gundotra, wrote on Google's official blog: “It’s still early days, and there’s plenty left to do, but we’re more excited than ever to build a seamless social experience, all across Google.” With more plans in the pipeline, these won't be the only changes Google plan to make over the next few months. Competing with the biggest sites on the internet, we're sure they'll have a few more tricks up their sleeves before the year is out.

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