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Google+ update makes a lot of Facebook-esque changes

Google+ has an incoming update which should make it a bit more appealing. The change affects links, bringing in larger thumbnails and bold text. It also puts Google+ closer to their peer social networks, aesthetically, which could win some users of those platforms over. The update will make links with thumbnail images larger, and give the title text associated with it a bolder font. By going bigger on both fronts, Google+ is taking a hint from Facebook, where large images and bold text under win the day. 

If you share links on Google+, you may have noticed a small, yet positive change this week. That’s because link posts have been redesigned to include larger images, and cleaner titles. Links posted to Google+ used to include a small thumbnail photo and a blue, underlined link. Now the images span the entire post and the titles are black, not blue, and don’t have any underline at all. It’s a small change, but one that looks much more visually appealing than before. A company spokesperson confirmed the new look is available to all users, and Mashable first noticed it on Wednesday. Links that were shared previously still have the old look, but any new posts that include links should feature the new design.

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Louie Baur is Editor at Long Beach Louie, a Long Beach Restaurant Review site as well as Skateboard Park. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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