Google has revamped its Google+ service, after announcing it has more than 170 million users signed up.
Taking inspiration from Twitter and Facebook, the social network now features trending topics and cover photos. It also includes a new Navigation bar placed on the left hand side, which is customisable to the user’s needs.
The redesign came after Google announced that 100m of its users have used the network at least once in the last month, whilst 50m used Google+ at least once a day throughout the past month. The service has only been up and running for 10 months.
The new version of Google+ is aimed to be more flexible and functional for users, with the introduction of a dedicated Hangouts page, conversation streams and the ability to ‘Explore’ what’s new in the world of Google also aiding easy use.
Vic Gundotra, Senior Vice President of Google, wrote in the Google Officual Blog: “By focusing on you, the people you care about, and the stuff you’re into, we’re going to continue upgrading all the features you already know and love […] With today’s foundational changes we can move even faster—toward a simpler, more beautiful Google.”