Today, Google announces that it is refreshing the service -- a new coat of paint and improved interface. "We've spent a lot of time listening to what people using Google had to say.
There were two features they kept coming back to: Communities, which now average 1.2 million new joins per day, and Collections, which launched just five months ago and is growing even faster.
Whether it’s the Nonfiction Addiction Community, where people can be found discussing the best in Crime or Travel storytelling, or the Watch Project Collection, where more than 40,000 people are following an antique watch hobbyist, these are the places on Google where people around the world are spending their time discovering and sharing things they love", says Eddie Kessler, Director of Streams, Google.
In the Android app, you need to select an Account after you open Settings.
You can choose what information shows up on your Google profile.
Keep in mind: You can choose whether your home screen always shows up in a single-column layout or shows up with multiple columns when your screen size is big enough.
Some accessibility settings, like heading navigation, work best with the single-column layout.
Note: You can only access this setting using the Android app.
You can choose who can comment on your public posts. The Activity Log lets you manage and delete your activities on Google , like comments, 1's, or posts. And it’s more mobile-friendly—we’ve rebuilt it across web, Android and i OS so that you’ll have a fast and consistent experience whether you are on a big screen or small one". The Android version, based on the top picture, does seem to have a UI faux pas.While I am able to try the new web interface as seen above, I have not yet seen an app update for i OS -- my i Phone and i Pad will have to endure the old version for now. Cassidy James, Cofounder and UX architect for the elementary OS Linux distro says: That is a damn-good observation. Users could potentially hit the system controls in error when trying to navigate the new Google Android app.You can choose whether people can download the photos and videos you share.You can also choose whether photos you share publicly on Google can be used as background images by Google.You can change visibility settings for your 1 activity.