Google Plus Adds 3 Major Improvements
Today, Google Plus announced three major improvements to the platform that add tabs, bigger cover photos and more.
1. Bigger cover photos, with a better aspect ratio. Cover photos are much larger than before (up to 2120px by 1192px), and they display in 16×9 when fully expanded. This way more images can be used as cover photos, and there’s more room for your selection to shine.
2. A new tab for your Local reviews. In addition to your photos, +1′s and YouTube videos, there’s now a place for all your Local reviews. Highlight your favorite restaurants, or hide the tab completely via settings, it’s completely up to you.
The new tab is filled with widgets which aggregate information on your reviews. You can see in the screenshot below, there is a Map widget which displays the places around the world that you’ve reviewed. This should hopefully attract more Google+ users to write more reviews for Google+ Local.
3. The ‘About’ tab now consists of separate cards (like Story, Places, and Links) each with its own prominent edit link. As always: you can share specific fields with specific circles, or keep them just for you. You will find that it is much easier to skim and read through the information now that everything is laid out into separate sections.