Google+ makes changes, copies Facebook

Google+ makes changes, copies Facebook

Content Writer: Marc Hawk Marc Hawk Chief Executive Officer

Over the next few days, Google+ users may notice a few changes to the social network, as it has announced alterations to photos, profile pages, navigation and hangouts, the company's blog reports.

"Today we're introducing a more functional and flexible version of Google+. We think you'll find it easier to use and nicer to look at, but most importantly, it accelerates our efforts to create a simpler, more beautiful Google," the blog adds.

The changes  aim to draw more attention to the content users share, explains MarketingLand.

For instance, photos and videos are now more prominently placed, taking up nearly all of the above-the-fold area. What's more, the addition of an "insta-gallery" of your entire photoset will be visible when you hover over a photo.

In an interesting move, Google+'s profile pages will now feature a large horizontal image alongside the regular profile picture - similar to another popular social network that you may have heard of. While the news source suggests the change may help Google+ compete with Facebook, it seems odd that the company would mimic a known competitor and not create an original idea.

Other changes: The What's Hot section has been renamed "Explore," the navigation ribbon has been moved to the left-hand side and the Hangouts page has been redesigned. 

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