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What's changing with Google+

We redesigned Google+ to make it simpler and faster to:

If you use the Google+ app on a mobile phone or tablet, you'll see the new Google+ when your app updates.

Switch to the new Google+

You can try the new Google+ on your computer:

  1. Go to the bottom left corner.
  2. Click Try the new Google+.

Keep in mind:

  • Some features are not available in the new Google+.
  • If you try the new Google+ on your computer and want to switch back to classic Google+, click Back to classic G+ in the bottom left.
  • You can only switch back to classic Google+ using a computer.
  • If you’re using a work or school account, you’re already using the new Google+ and you can’t switch back to the classic Google+.

See what’s new


Photo tagging

To see or delete name tags in photos, use the Album Archive.

See location info for photos

  • To see location information for a photo, use the Android app or switch back to classic Google+.
  • To edit or hide location info for a photo, switch back to classic Google+.


You can put an image directly in a comment. Links in comments show up with a preview of the link.


Profiles in the new Google+ have been simplified.

What info your profile shows

  • Your profile shows your Collections, Communities, and posts.
  • Some info is visible on your Google+ profile to people using classic Google+, but doesn't show in the new Google+.
  • You can change or remove profile info. Switch back to classic Google+ and edit your profile.

Which profile people can see

People using the new Google+ can only see your new Google+ profile.

How the "Photos" tab works

The "Photos" tab on your Google+ profile no longer shows in the new Google+. You can see it by switching back to classic Google+. You can also use Google Photos to store, share, and manage your photos.


In the new Google+, you can only make new events in the Android app. To make events on a computer, switch back to classic Google+.

Note: If you’re using a work or school account, you won’t be able to use events.


The new Google+ doesn't include Hangouts. To use Hangouts, visit the Hangouts homepage or download the Hangouts app.

Location sharing

With the new Google+, you can:

  • Go to someone’s Google Account page to see locations they’re sharing with you.
  • Go to Locations in the Android app to see a map of people who are sharing their location with you.

Keep in mind: You can no longer share your location from the new Google+ iPhone or iPad app. If you previously set up Location Sharing with the iPhone or iPad app, you can:

Custom URLs

You can’t use custom URLs for profile pages in the new Google+.

Note: Not all features are available across all platforms. If you can't find something you're looking for, please try a different device.

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