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Users Make Good Use of Whitespace Google+ [Fun]

16 April 2012 BY

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And now for some after-weekend fun :-). As you must have noticed last week that Google introduced a completely redesigned interface for Google+. Say what you want about the new interface but almost instantly there were a lot of comments about the extra whitespace which shows especially on bigger screens and lead to the trending topics #whitespace en #usesforwhitespace on the social network.

Soon after this Google+ boss Vic Gundotra announced that there are plans for this space but what functionality Google has in mind he wouldn’t say yet (please not ads!).

Many users with bigger screens made fun of the whitespace by showing on pictures what you can do with it. For example, you could put bacon in here but also a new browser window with Facebook seems to fit nicely, or what about a lavalamp. We collected some funny pictures from users below, if you want to see more of these pictures head over to, of course, Google+.

Whitespace Remover

Ow yes, if you want to remove this whitespace there is a nice extension for Google Chrome and Firefox called Whitespace Remover for Google Plus. After installing the extension the Google+ design is centered to the middle which actually looks quite good I must say. You can download the version for Google Chrome here and the add-on for Firefox here.

More coverage about the new Google+ design,

- How To Update Your G+ Profile And Business Page To The New Lay Out
Google+ Making Major Changes to Design
Google+ page from State of Search

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Michel Wester is the owner of the Dutch website WebSonic.nl, started in 2004. WebSonic mainly focuses on news about Google, Twitter, and Facebook. Next to the news the site has a lot of tips for PC users and starting web developers.
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