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Google+ gets a stylish facelift
Google+ gets a stylish facelift
By: iMedia News Bureau

Google’s social networking website unveiled a new look by redesigning its services. The website has undergone a makeover for the first time since its launch 10 months back.

The company reveals that the new Google+ will allow users to create a more customized experience on the site. It is said that the new version is going to be more flexible and functional as well as simpler.

Google has made its social network site on the Web cleaner and smoother, with soft gray tones that flow into a central stream of updates from users. It presents a neat stack of icons that sit off to the left of the screen, allowing people to jump quickly to different areas of Google+. The options include Hangouts, the Google group video chat; Google Plus Photos; Google Circles; and Games.

The site with over 170 million users, has enlarged photo display and also created conversation 'cards' to make it easier to scan and join discussions. A dedicated Hangouts page, as well a new Explore page across the Google Plus network has also been introduced.

Instead of static icons at the top, there’s a ribbon of apps on the left. The ribbon allows users to drag apps up or down to create a preferred order over certain apps to reveal a set of quick actions and show or hide apps by moving them out of the section.

A dedicated Hangouts page has also been added to the site, so people can have quick access to public and on air video chat hangouts. This will allow Google+ users to meet new people and watch live broadcasts, as well as enter new rooms via a rotating billboard of Hangouts.

However, the new look and feel doesn’t extend to Google+ on tablets and smartphones. These users have to wait for a while for this newer version.

According to a report the number of visits to Google+ was up 27 percent between February and March, reaching a total of more than 61 million visits.

The updates will roll out to all Google+ members in the next few days.