Google+ Making Major Changes to Design

Google just announced a major redesign for Google+. The Google+ pages now look a lot more like for example Facebook.

There is a major focus on the new navigation which is much more focussed on ease for the user. Google says:

One of the first things you’ll notice is a new way to get around the stream. Instead of static icons at the top, there’s a dynamic ribbon of applications on the left. This approach comes with lots of perks, but some of our favorites include:

– You can drag apps up or down to create the order you want
– You can hover over certain apps to reveal a set of quick actions
– You can show or hide apps by moving them in and out of “More”

Google produced these videos with the launch:

I am not seeing it myself yet but I am sure that will come quickly. Our friend Alex Moss did and sent us these pictures:

Are you seeing it? What do you think?

Bas van den Beld

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5 thoughts on “Google+ Making Major Changes to Design

  1. Wait, is that a top cover photo banner? Like, you know, exactly the same type of cover photo Facebook introduced with their Timeline update not that long ago?

    This is getting ridiculous…. Google+ is like a cheap Chinese Facebook knock-off. And is about just as desirable.

    1. Agree with Barry, although it is very slick it is a blatant copy of Facebook and Twitter. Preferred the originality and simplicity of the previous version.

    2. Yes, Barry. Just as Facebook ripped off Circles with their new Lists. You’ve got two social media juggernauts battling it out for supremacy (whether Google+ has lost already or not) and the outcome is improved UX, tools and features on BOTH. What’s wrong with that?

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