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Google announced at its I/O Developers Conference on Wednesday that Google+ will receive several new features that affect users’ Streams, Hangouts Google+ Hangouts On Air Adds Faster Start Times, Instant Recordings, Broadcast Rewinding, & Mobile Improvements [Updates] Google+ Hangouts On Air Adds Faster Start Times, Instant Recordings, Broadcast Rewinding, & Mobile Improvements [Updates] Google+ Hangouts On Air users (which you will become if you join the official MakeUseOf Hangout on Friday) will soon find that a few highly-requested features have been added to the service. As part of... Read More , and Photos. There are 41 features in total, and each one is aimed at the benefit of its users.

The most notable of these changes is the redesigned layout for the Google+’s Stream. Revealed by Google’s Vic Gundotra at the conference, the redesign features new animations and cards that closely resemble Google Now, although a better comparison would be to Pinterest’s pinboard-like layout.

With that said, the new stream features multiple columns for viewing content. You can click photos to flip them over and view related photos under the same hashtag, but for those of you who worry about privacy, there’s the a way to exclude your photos from being attached to the hashtag.

Interestingly enough, the new layout is responsive to various devices, so it will adjust to varying screen sizes. But rather than automatically adjusting the three-column layout to a single-column layout for mobile devices, the three-column layout will remain usable. If you aren’t partial to this design, then you have the option to switch to a single-column layout.

If you’d like to check out the Google+ redesign, you should be happy to know that it was released on Wednesday. Give it a look and see what you think. Also, while you’re there, check out the other features that Google has announced.

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Do you like the new Google+ Stream layout? What do you think of the other new features?

Source: TheNextWeb

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