Last year ago Google+ was relaunched with emphasis on communities of common interests. Danielle Buckley, Progress Manager of Google+ has announced Google+ is adding 3 new requested updates, rolling out over the next few weeks.
"After more than Fifty updates through Android, iOS and web, more & more people have discovered vibrant exciting Communities & creating inspiring exciting Collections more now than ever before," "It Is in the same spirit that we’re thrilled to add three fresh requested updates, rolling out over the few weeks, to Google+." stated Danielle Buckley, Progress Manager of Google+.
Hiding lower quality comments
Making lower quality, and or spam comments, simply available upon clicking. These would include short comments such as "nice post" or "great work" which aren't engaging and may not be heart-felt. You can still see these types of comments by clicking or tapping on a View more comments button or link.
Show more of what matters most
Google+ has been adjusted to make more use of screen size and display less white space so more posts can be viewed. Reduced white space lets users view more content, and particularly photos can be visible in the largest layouts possible. A new zoom feature has also been added for better photo viewing and usability.
Events Being Brought Back
“We are now bringing Events to the new Google+," exclaimed Danielle. "While there’s more to be done to improve the experience, beginning January 24th you’ll be able to create and join events on Google+ web as you have in the past." Danielle adds that Events however will be unavailable for G Suite at launch of this feature.
With the new updates as stated, Google is turning off the classic Google+ on Jan 24.
"Just because we’re bidding farewell to classic Google+ doesn’t mean we’re done working on the new one. We are listening & our goal is to make Google+ the best place to connect to the things you care about."
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