Google has just announced a list of new improvements and changes for its Google+ social network. Google Plus Engineer, David, says that the Google Plus team have been closely going through all the feedback provided by its users on the network, and these new improvements are the most highly requested features by the users.
Horowitz had this to say in a Google+ post earlier today –
I’m really thrilled to announce new features and functionality, all of which will be rolling out in the next day or soâ€¦ These aren’t bells-and-whistles, but really deep improvements that I’m sure you are going to love.
The team knocked it out of the parkâ€¦ Huge congrats and thanks to the many folks who really gave of themselves to make this pre-holiday mega-launch possible. (I hope they find a moment to recharge during the holidays, because we have some awesome stuff planned for 2012!)
Enjoy, and as usual, tell us what you think so that we can learn, improve and adapt accordingly. #seasonforshipping
Simple Slider to Control the Stream
Noise filter is one of the highly requested features on Google Plus. Many users complained that they don’t have enough controls over their streamline.
With an aim to help you keep track of everything important shared on the network, Google has decided to add “fine-grained controls that will enable you to ‘graphic-equalize’ and fine-tune your stream.” With a simple slider (on the top-right of the stream) you will be allowed to control the volume of posts that are shared in the main Google+ stream from each contact or a circle.
Google + Multiple Admins
Google+ Pages were announced very recently, and looking at all of the feedback provided by users, majority of them requested for multiple administrators or “Managers” to the pages. Companies and organizations with a Google+ Page can now add up to 50 administrators, with notifications, and more. The notification system will enable all administrators to keep up with the activities and conversations on the side –
“We’ll now show on aggregated count of users that have engaged with your page, either by +1′ ing it or by adding it to a circle. This way, both you and your page’s visitors can get an at-a-glance summary of who is interacting with your page. ”
New Photo Lightbox
The redesigned and improved Lightbox will make viewing of photos a better experience on Google Plus. The Lightbox has got an improved navigation, enhanced comments, full screen photo views (like the Facebook style), jump between photos with the bird’s eye view, and many more. Along with all these, Google Plus has made tagging more intuitive. You can easily tag and label your friends in your photos.
All of these features will be rolled out to all users on the network in the next couple of days, and the Google+ team hopes that its user would find these changes useful this Christmas season and beyond. What do you think of the new features? Let us know by adding your comment below.