If you head over to Google+ today, you’ll see that things look a little different.
Since we last posted,
we’ve spent a lot of time listening to what people using Google+ had to
say. There were two features they kept coming back to: Communities, which now average 1.2 million new joins per day, and Collections, which launched just five months ago and is growing even faster. Whether it’s the Nonfiction Addiction Community, where people can be found discussing the best in Crime or Travel storytelling, or the Watch Project
Collection, where more than 40,000 people are following an antique
watch hobbyist, these are the places on Google+ where people around the
world are spending their time discovering and sharing things they love.
And so we’ve reimagined Google+ to help them do that. Today, we’re
starting to introduce a fully redesigned Google+ that puts Communities
and Collections front and center. Now focused around interests, the new
Google+ is much simpler. And it’s more mobile-friendly—we’ve rebuilt it
across web, Android and iOS so that you’ll have a fast and consistent
experience whether you are on a big screen or small one. You’ll need to
opt-in to this new version of Google+ on the web to see the
changes—check out our Google+ post for more on how to give it a try.
Creating great products that solve real needs and make life easier for
people is something Google is always striving for. Your feedback got us
this far—as we continue to refine Google+, we’d love to keep hearing
from you. In the meantime, we look forward to seeing how today’s changes
help kickstart even more conversations around everything from Zombie Cats to Vintage Calculators.
Posted by Eddie Kessler, Director of Streams
oversaw the couple's charitable giving and played a key role in establishing
the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage. She was a singer when she met
Bob Hope; their 69-year marriage ended with his death in 2003.