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Welcome the new revamped Google+

Google+ is here to stay, this could be the message Google is trying to send if the new  announcement by the company is anything to go by. If you head over to Google+ today, you’ll see that things look a little different. Google has just announced the new new revampled Google+.

Google says it has spent a lot of time listening to what people using Google+ had to say and the new site will now focus on ”Communities” which now average 1.2 million new joins per day and ”Collections” which was 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” Google said in a blog post.

The fully redesigned Google+ is now focused around interests, and Google says  it’s more mobile-friendly and easier to use.

”We’ve rebuilt it across web, Android and iOS so that you’ll have a fast and consistent experience” it added.

”Today we’re taking a big step toward making Google+ an even better place for your interests. To do so, we’ve drastically simplified nearly every aspect of the product”

You can preview the new Google+ on the web today by signing in and clicking “Let’s go” when you see the prompt. (And since not every feature of Google+ has made its way into this new design, for now, you can toggle back to the classic Google+ with one click in the bottom left-hand corner.)


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