Google today announced some new Google+ features and
functionality. These features will be rolling out over
the next couple of days, in time for holiday season.
Google is adding fine-grained controls that will enable
users to "graphic-equalize" and fine-tune their stream.
When viewing the stream for a particular circle, users
will now see a slider at the top that lets them adjust
how posts from that circle should be blended into the
Google also added easy-to-read "sneak previews" of the
red notifications indicator found on the new Google
Google made changes to Google+ Pages, which are
designed for brands and businesses. Users can now
delegate up to 50 named managers as administrators for
a page. A new notification flow will ensure that these
managers stay in the loop on all the activity that
takes place on a page, giving managers the ability to
stay involved in page conversations. In addition,
Google is now showing an aggregated count of users that
have engaged with a page, either by +1-ing it or by
adding it to a circle.
Finally, Google is making a bevy of improvements to the
Google+ Photos experience. Viewing a photo in Lightbox
has been completely redesigned with improved
navigation, enhanced comment legibility and better