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Google+ redesigned with focus on Communities and Collections
January 4, 2016, 11:49 am

Google+ is finally shedding its "social network" pressures and becoming the focused, streamlined, and interest-based destination that many people have always wanted.

Google recently announced that it had begun the process of rolling out a major redesign of Google+, featuring a new, simpler look that puts Communities and Collections at the center of everything. These are the areas of Google+ that its most loyal users have stuck with and remain deeply engaged in, even as other features like Hangouts and Photos have been broken out in hopes of reaching a more mainstream audience.

With Collections and Communities, discovering amazing things is simple: just follow or join whatever happens to pique your interests. The service's home stream has also been redesigned, with Google claiming that it is now "easier to post, search, connect, and keep up with great content."

The new Google+ overhaul is available if you opt in, and Google says mobile updates are coming soon. Not all features have been brought over, so you may have to switch between the classic and new views until they both offer all the same functionality.


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