Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Google+ gets massive interface redesign, now with more emphasis on Hangouts

Google just announced about its upcoming revamp of its social networking venture, Google+. According to Google, the new Google+ will soon be sporting a new navigation scheme featuring drag-and-drop elements, hover over for revealing set of actions and the ability to show or hide apps by moving them in and out of “More.” 
The previously static icons will be replaced with a dynamic ribbon of apps on the left. This will make it easier to access your favorites and adjusts your preferences over time. Essentially, the new navigation reduces the clutter in the navigation bar of Google+. 

Additionally, Google+ will soon be making it easier to share with your circles anywhere. Among the new features related to this include full bleed photos and videos, stream of conversation “cards” that makes it easier to scan and join discussions, and activity drawer that highlights the community around your content. 

Google has also added a dedicated Hangouts page that creates more opportunities to connect in person. 
The new Hangouts page features an always-updated list of invitations, quick access to every public and On Air Hangout, and rotating billboard of popular hangouts, pro tips and other items. All of these new features will be gradually rolled out to all Google+ users in the coming days. 

Here’s a short demo of the things to come for Google+. 

icreati: Hi-Tech News.