The social masses have spoken and Google’s listened. Starting Wednesday, the search giant’s beefing up Google+ profile pages with additional features based on overwhelming feedback to give users more editing control, a flashier presentation and a clearer social outpost. Now, individual profile “cover photos” will display at up to 2120px by 1192px and rollout into full widescreen (16:9) view when selected. The ‘About’ section is also seeing a minor revamp, getting a Now-like makeover that breaks down categorical user info into cards for easier modification. And to service the critic deep within us all, Google’s adding in a ‘Local review’ tab alongside those for photos, videos and +1’s so your network of friends can make trusted dinner reservations. These changes are set to take effect “gradually,” so don’t waste your time mashing that refresh button. Or do, if you’re the impatient type.
About Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.