Google Plus redesigned: multi-column view, related hashtags and more

May 15, 2013
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Google has just announced a redesign of the Google Plus application. The UI is now more streamlined and maximizes the screen space for your feed. Google has removed the sidebar and placed all the navigation tools at the top.

The new design also creates a dynamic multi-column view, which means that depending on the size of your screen, your Google Plus stream will be a single column, two column or three columns wide. Google also offer the ability to go back to the old design, if you so choose.

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The new redesign also adds a feature called “related hashtags”, allowing users to browse through related photos by clicking on the current photo and looking at related hashtags on the flip side of the photo.

Google has also released “intelligent hashtags” for photos, meaning Google analyzes the photo, and places a hashtag on the post. For instance, if you take a photo with the Eiffel Tower in the background, your post will automatically contain the hashtag “eiffeltower”. You can also choose to remove the hashtag as well, and to opt-out of the feature.

The new Google Plus redesign will be rolling out this afternoon, so keep your eyes peeled for it.

Like the new redesign of Google Plus? Which feature excites you most? Let us know in the comments.

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