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Google+ revamps with focus on communities, collections

  • US Internet colossus
    Alphabet has revamped Google+ online social network focused on people’s
    interests, and tuned for smartphones or tablets, reported
    Agence France-Presse.
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  • “We’re starting
    to introduce a fully redesigned Google+ that puts Communities and Collections

    • US Internet colossus
      Alphabet has revamped Google+ online social network focused on people’s
      interests, and tuned for smartphones or tablets, reported
      Agence France-Presse.
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    • “We’re starting
      to introduce a fully redesigned Google+ that puts Communities and Collections
      front and center,” director of streams Eddie Kessler said in a blog post.
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    • “Now focused
      around interests, the new Google+ is much simpler.”
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    • Google’s social
      network was rebuilt for fast, consistent performance whether accessed through
      computer web browsers or mobile devices powered by Apple or Android software,
      according to Kessler.
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    • Google+ users
      interested in the new version will need to opt in at the social network.
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    • Google’s social
      network launched Communities in late 2012 as venues to people to connect online
      based on things or ideas they are passionate about. The option proved popular,
      and an average of 1.2 million people join Communities daily, Kessler said.
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    • Google+ Collections
      launched in May of this year as a way to group posts by topics, and its use is
      growing fast, according to Google parent firm Alphabet.
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    • “These are the
      places on Google+ where people around the world are spending their time
      discovering and sharing things they love,” Kessler said.
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    • Google+ launched in
      mid-2011 in a challenge to Facebook, which continues to dominated the online
      social network world.
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    • Ambitions for Google+
      were scaled back earlier this year when the California-based Internet giant
      stepped back from using social network log-ins as credentials across a wide
      array of its offerings, including YouTube.

     

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