Google+ update adds subtle tweaks, enhancements

Google+ logoNot to be outdone by its peers, Google announced a series of product updates to its social network on Monday morning, catching up to a recent slew of social network makeovers.

Most of the updates are minor tweaks, aimed at refining the company's product in response to user feedback—and also after eyeing development at Facebook and Twitter, no doubt.

Do you have a few Google+ friends who are obnoxiously prolific in their status updates? The new "graphic equalizer" essentially sticks a volume knob on every user, allowing you to adjust your exposure to annoying updates accordingly. So, if you'd rather not read up-to-the-minute coverage of your pal's sick kitty, slide the equalizer button to the left and watch the offending updates dwindle (or disappear completely, if you're really that tired of them).

Taking a cue from Facebook's highly developed photo sharing system, Google revamped the photo viewing features of Google+. In the new version, the lightbox viewing environment gets a significant overhaul, allowing users to view pictures in full-screen mode, while one-by-one comments slowly populate the periphery.

Photo tagging is also now easier, and the traditional comment sidebar (the one that appears when not in full-screen lightbox mode) is now backlit with white, making it easier to read what friends have written. Finally, Google gives users a host of simple photo editing tools, so cropping, adding text, and overlaying goofy graphics (like antlers or santa hats) is fairly simple.

Source: Electronista

Tags: Google, Google+, social networks

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
The retailer will allow results to appear in the Shopping section of Google’s search engine
 
Company to focus entirely on this year’s iPhone X
 
The company reportedly sniffed around AMD and Nvidia as potential GPU suppliers
 
Android 8.1 Oreo coupled with the latest version of Samsung Experience is set to ship straight out of the box
 
iPhone users in the US will be able to automatically share their location with first responders
 
Former CEO Eric Migicovsky points Pebble owners towards a website called Rebble
 
Text, images, and stickers all work in the web version of Android Messages
 
The company begins new experiments in latest preview build
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)