Google+ Hides Lower-Quality Comments, Adds Photo Zoom for Web, Events

Remember Google+? Yes, it still exists, and it announced three major updates Tuesday.

Remember Google+? Yes, it still exists, and it announced three major updates Tuesday.

Product manager Danielle Buckley said in a blog post that Google+ is hiding lower-quality comments on posts, adding zoom functionality to photos on the web and, starting Jan. 24, adding events to the social network.

Buckley provided further details on the three updates:

We’re making it easier to have good conversations by hiding lower-quality comments on posts so you can focus on the comments that matter most. If you’d like to see all the comments on a post, you can always click or tap “view more comments.”

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To help you see more of the stuff you care about, we’ve adjusted Google+ to make the best use of your screen size and show you less white space and more posts. Photographers share big, beautiful images on Google+ every day, so we’ve also added zoom functionality to photos on Google+ web to let you get up close and personal with the images you’re interested in.

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Finally (drumroll please!), we’re bringing events over to the new Google+. While there’s more to be done to improve the experience, beginning Jan. 24 you’ll be able to create and join events on Google+ web as you have in the past. Please note that Events will not be available for G Suite at this time.

She also announced that the classic version of Google+ will be phased out Jan. 24.

Readers: How many of you still use Google+?