Google+ is set to receive its first major redesign in over a year, gaining a multi-column look that closely resembles the iPad and Android tablet layout that was rolled out last June. The new Google+ design, which looks very similar to Pinterest, will be rolled out to users later today.
With a three-column, card-sized appearance, Google is hoping that users will be able to discover information on Google+ quicker and, therefore, increase their interaction with the social network.
The visual appearance of Google+ isn’t the only change that has been made, however, as Google has also changed the way that hashtags function on the social network. Google+ can automatically scan posts and and photos that users publish and add relevant links and hashtags; fortunately, this is a feature that can disabled.
Moreover, Google+ Photos takes over as your darkroom for photos, with features called Auto Enhance and Auto Highlight that can fix or improve brightness, saturation, tonal distribution, white balance, sharpness, red eye and more. Google now offers 15 GB of full-size photo storage, up from 5 GB, in addition to the unlimited space for standard resolution photos.