More Google+ Changes
Google + has received yet another extreme makeover. Last Wednesday, Google implemented a total of 41 changes to the social network including self-editing photos, an improved messaging system, automatic hashtags, and a Google Hangout mobile application.
New Google+ Features
The new features are primarily intended to improve the Google+ social stream, Google Hangouts and photo sharing. According to SF Gate, Google has added new “computer algorithms [that] sift through a big batch of photos uploaded online to find the best to share with friends”. This feature aims to take some of the guess work out of choosing which of photos will receive the most buzz. The SF Gate article also mentions new Google+ “filters that can reduce the prominence of forehead wrinkles and can compensate for over- or under-exposure.” Through this second feature, Google hopes to help eliminate the need for 3rd party image editing software.
Why So Many Changes?
Historically, Google+ has not enjoyed the same success as the most popular social networks and the changes appear to be part of Google’s latest push to add more users to the site. “Google hopes people will use the [new] photo tools to share more on Google+…members can choose to lay out their social stream in up to three columns that seem to combine elements from picture-centric social networks Pinterest and Flipboard.”
For those interested in seeing the new changes in action, see the Google video here
Do you think these latest changes will bring more users to Google+?
Bigfin.com LLC is an industry leader in Search Engine Optimization, Web Development, and Social Media. Looking for online marketing or web design services? Contact us online or by phone at 425-822-8200.
photo courtesy of sfgate.com
Search Engine Marketing
Social Media Advertising
Social Media Managment
Google My Business