It may all be about flawless navigation so search giant Google is making over its social networking page Google Plus with a brand-new navigation ribbon that will make it much easier to use than Internet rival Facebook.
The Associated Press today said the new Google Plus features were put on stream Wednesday with the aim of helping the Google networking page adapt more quickly to growth as the company targets new made-for-social features in the future.
The latest Google Plus change is the new navigation ribbon on the left side of the Google Plus page with icons for the most used features including the user’s personal profile, photos and games. It’s as easy as hovering over an icon to do the task you have in mind, for instance, to add photos from your smartphone or from another source online.
The new navigation tool, however, is just a taste of what’s to come. In its blog, Google said the ribbon prepares the way for what it called ‘The Next Big Feature’ and ‘The Feature After That’.
It’s actually all about Facebook, Google’s closest rival in the social networking field. Google CEO Larry Page has made it clear in recent statements that Google Plus is going to be the centerpiece of the company’s latest efforts to put together all of the company various online services into one easy-to-use package.
The Google chief said these efforts are directed at Facebook’s big lead in amassing valuable information about people’s social lives and interests. This advantage is allowing Facebook—in its ads strategies—to target with uncanny precision people’s likes and hobbies, drawn from its huge data stockpile on its millions of users worldwide.
At last count, Google Plus has attracted 170 million users to Facebook’s 845 million.
Source: Yahoo! News