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:
- Go to the bottom left corner.
- 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
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.
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:
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.