Back in the late June 2011, Google introduced us a brand new social networking site, named Google Plus. One may easily spot out the main reason, for the world powerful search engines to start their business in social networking, is to keep up with the competition with Facebook, Twitter and more.
Google Plus itself is more like Facebook, except with extra features, better privacy control, and friendly user interface. The Google Plus features can be found here. Furthermore, the usage of HTML5 in Google Plus gives it an extra boost in the innovative graphic and user interaction that is rather refreshing and amusing to play with.
Without doubt, Google themselves have made their social network, Google Plus, simple and clean when compared to Facebook. The recent update from Google does indeed further extended the sleek, simplicity and minimalistic concept in their social network site. Comparing to its past, the major update is more like revamping, or redefining Google Plus and they wanted to bring the message clear to their users.
If you browse through the new interface, you should notice a striking and exceptionally new, but somehow familiar feature in the Google Plus is cover photo. Yes, you heard me right, Cover Photo for your own profile page. It’s rather similar to cover photo in Facebook, but only differ in the photo dimensions. Have a look:
The first page you would land after login into your account.
Below are two different cover photo layout (Continuous or break) that you could pick to furnish your profile page. If you like to design a unique image, we have the optimal sizes of the Google+ cover for you.
This is how your new profile page looks like, with cover photo.
Google is constantly evolving its social network and improving it. They just need to do it and more effort need to be placed into it in order to keep up with the pace and have a slice of the pie in the industry. So, what else will they be bringing into Google Plus? Presumably integrating their other services like Youtube or even make the page much more customizable with gadgets just like it’s iGoogle. We’ll see.