You may have heard that Google Plus, Google's response to Facebook, is dead, dismantledor defeated, but the company has carried through on its commitment to keep it online as a connection platform. On Tuesday, Google announced a new redesignfor the site. It's not dead yet, folks.
In a post on the official Google Blog,Eddie Kessler, Google's "director of streams," said that after listening to feedback, the company reworked Plus around a mobile-first experience focused onCommunities, where people can connect around shared interests,and Collections,where people can create virtual scrapbooks of information and media.
Despite the premature obituaries for the social network it launched back in 2011, Google has continued to invest in the platform. The legacy of those efforts is a social backbone for digital identity across the Internet, where hundreds of millions of individual people can be associated with a given profile for Google services and advertising.
If you want to try the new Google Plus, visit plus.google.com and opt in by clicking "Let's Go" to get started. If you already have the app open, you can go to Settings, click "Manage Google+ Activity" and then click in the search bar.