Just as we posted back in March, G5 knew 2013 would be a busy year for Google+. A few weeks ago, Google+ launched a major redesign, offering its 390 million active users better visuals and standardized access across devices. Here’s what G5’s Digital Strategy team has uncovered about the social platform’s revamp:
Quoting a 2012 study, the Google+ Project blog explains people are constantly shifting between devices. They open an email on their phone and finish reading it on their computers. They hear about a new product on television and research it on their tablet.
To make the user experience more consistent across all devices, Google+ has harmonized its tablet and smartphone apps, as well as its web platform in the following ways:
Improved Hangouts and photo options
Other major Google+ upgrades were made to Hangouts, which are now available as an independent app and feature more emoticons and archiving options.
Meanwhile, the network also now offers more photo editing tools and saving options, placing an even greater emphasis on the importance of high-quality visuals.
Here’s what you should know about the updates:
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