With Google reorganizations over the past year, many were quick to decry the fall of Google+, Google’s social media network. That cry was satiated a bit with the release of Collections earlier this year, and now a screenshot of an apparent new Google+ design on the web has surfaced – hopefully indicating the company’s dedication to the network.
UPDATED (11/17/2015: 4:00PM): It’s official! Google is rolling out a newly designed, and much faster, responsive web interface. You can read about it on Google’s blog.
While not much is known about when – or even if – the new design will be rolling out to users, it does look to be taking a page out for the Material Design handbook and features a red header bar. It also looks suspiciously like the mobile web version of Google+, perhaps Google is moving to solidify the look and feel between the mobile and desktop versions of the website. Gone is the drop down navigation menu, it looks like it will be replaced with a hamburger menu as you can see in the image above.
If you want to try out the new layout, you can go to Settings under the left hand Google+ drop down navigation, then select “Manage other apps & activity,” and finally click on “Manage Google+ activity.” Once the page loads, click on the search bar and the new interface should load.
Unfortunately when we tested it on multiple computers, the Manage Google+ activity page never fully loaded.
Well, it’s out and we finally got the new interface to load using the steps above.
What do you think about the new redesign? Have you tested it out yet? Let us know in the comments below, or on Google+, Twitter, or Facebook.Source: Sean S on Google+