There are several Google Plus users who like to create their own profile cover, but choosing the best is a challenge. One option is that you can choose your own photo and crop it to fit Google Plus cover. Otherwise, you can use somebody else's creation.
Choosing the photo is however boring and something that everybody does. So, why not use your creativity to design a background, download, and crop as per the size of your Google Plus profile cover?
The new Blogger widget option will make it easier for bloggers to connect their blog to the audience. The Google+ Community Badge will be automatically displayed next to the blog.
After the recent update for Android app for Google+, the team has now released the newer version 4.6.0 for Google+ app for iOS.
iOS app users will now get the updated notification tray and location sharing feature. Users will now be able to share their location with another user using circle-level controls. Along with this, they will be able to control who is showing up on the map inside the Google+ app.
Starting today, Google will be rolling out a visual refresh to the Google+ cover photos on desktop. The minor change will bring a fresh & refined look to your Google+ profile.
While the size of the cover photo got bigger with earlier updates by the team, the latest roll-out will reduce the size while retaining the 16:9 ratio.
Google has introduced a new inline post sharing feature that will let users add their thoughts straight from the post that they are sharing. Earlier, users were greeted with a pop-up text box whenever they clicked the share button on Google+. The pop-up urged them to write their thoughts and select privacy settings.
The change was noticed by Lee Jarratt and here's a screenshot of his Google+ page:
It seems the news of Google Plus integration in YouTube comments is not getting older. While unhappy YouTubers are coming up with videos against the change, an online community has come into the picture for filing petition against the same.
With the latest change, it has become mandatory for users to put comments on YouTube through their Google Plus profiles. Along with this, the new comment notification will now be delivered to the Google Plus inbox instead of the YouTube inbox of the user.
If you haven’t noticed the new Google +1 button, you may not be the only one. Google hasn’t been vocal about the new buttons, unlike the Facebook’s new ‘Like’ button announcement. The change is mainly in coloring.
The new +1 and Share buttons are now white, while they used to be light gray. The buttons are consistent with the Follow and Badge widgets.
According to a case study by SIM Partners, focusing on local SEO tactics on Google+ to boost local rankings & visibility is becoming a winning strategy.
"How Your Competition is Beating You With Google+ Local Optimization", the case study reveals:
59 percent of the consumers are using Google every month for finding a reputable, local business
Google has come out with an assortment of improvements in Hangouts and Photos on Google Plus, making messaging, video calling and photo editing much simpler for the users.
Google Hangouts is a platform that brings conversations to life. It facilitates messaging and video conversations among close friends as well as broadcasts.
Google has announced that it will be rolling out custom URLs to almost everyone. The testing for custom URL started back in the middle of August 2012 and a week later, it started notifying brands & individuals, which had verified accounts. The expansion of feature was stopped in between and has finally started again.
I have recently received a Custom URL mail, which allowed me to have a new URL: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NavneetKaushal/ .