Google Implements Material Design Into Google+, Makes Navigation Simple And Faster
Since its announcement in 2014, Google has slowly been implementing the ‘flat’ UI design known as Material Design on all its services and Android applications. The latest one to follow the trend is the Internet giant’s very own social media service, Google+
Similar to all their other services including Gmail, YouTube and Google Drive, Google+ now also has a new navigation system designed around the new UI that divides the service into two sections: Collections and Communities.
Collections is an area of the site where users can find information and new content on whatever interests them, while Communities is a place to discuss interests and topics in a group with other users.
One of the major aspect of these redesigns is to make the service more accessible and easier to use all across the board for all sorts of users. The home stream has been overhauled to make it easier to view and discover content, while posting content to the network has been simplified as well.
Since the new design is also simplistic yet elegant, it results in Google+ loading faster on a variety of devices.
The new UI experience is available to all users now through the website while Google+ app on Android and iOS will also be updated shortly. For those who don’t like the new design, Google has also offered the option to revert to the old interface.