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Google Unveils Redesigned Google+ And Maps
By Erwan Xiao, 16 May 2013
Google has announced an all-new redesign to its social networking site Google+.
Looking like a cross between Facebook and Pinterest, the new Google+ features a heavy emphasis on images, with a multi-column layout and hi-res photos and videos spanning across your screen.
Another feature that makes browsing and exploring easier in Google+ is the improved hashtag function. Google will automatically add relevant hashtags to your post, and clicking on them would bring you a whole host of related content.
Also announced was a suite of features to make photos better—‘Auto Enhance’ improves how your photos look by adjusting things like brightness, saturation, contrast and noise.
The ‘Auto Awesome’ feature will automatically create new interesting images, based on the type of photos that you upload.
Google said, “If you upload a sequence of photos, we’ll try and animate them automatically. Or if you send us a few family portraits, we’ll find everyone’s best smile, and stitch them together into a single shot. Likewise with panoramas, filmstrips, and a whole lot more.”
Other features include ‘Auto Backup’ (also known as ‘Instant Upload’), which would automatically back up your photos to Google+, and ‘Auto Highlight’ which would highlight your best photos, sorting them into an album.
Google has also updated Google Maps to focus on delivering tailored maps to each person.
Click here to find out more about the new Google Maps.
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