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Google 'drastically simplifies' its social network

Emma Clark

Published 18/11/2015 | 01:27

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Google has overhauled Google+ to make it easier to search, post, and connect. The home stream has been redesigned, while new hubs have been added.

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Google has revamped Google+ - yes it’s still a thing – to make it easier to post, search, and connect with other users.

The new and improved Google+ will first be available on the web. Android and iOS apps will be released in the coming days.

Google's Luke Wroblewsk said that the company has been speaking with users to find out how the service could be improved. “We've drastically simplified nearly every aspect of the product. You'll see this clearly in our new navigation centered around Collections and Communities,” he wrote.

“Collections let you immerse yourself in content about topics like surfing or tiny tilt-shift photography scenes. Communities enable groups of people with the same interests to join up and geek out on anything from Game of Thrones to Painting. With Collections and Communities, discovering amazing things is simple: just follow or join whatever happens to pique your interests.”

The new Google+, he added, makes it “easier to post, search, connect, and keep up with great content in a fully redesigned home stream.”

You can access the new Google+ experience on the web by signing in and clicking "Let's go" when a prompt to switch shows up. If you prefer the old way, you can switch back using the prompt in the bottom left corner of the screen.

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