Google+ on mobile web gets design refresh


If you visit Google+ on your smartphone or tablet via your web browser and not the dedicated Google+ app, you’ll notice that you now have a fresh, new layout for Google‘s social media site.

This redesign will apply globally because it’s the mobile web version, so if you’re a Windows Phone user or you just don’t like the Google+ app, this will be right up your alley.


Among the addition of material design elements and the hamburger menu button, sharing on Google+ mobile web is much easier. At the bottom-right of the page, you’ll see the graphic overlay of a button with a pencil in it. This is your new “Share” button.

The news of the redesign was delivered by Danielle Buckley, a product manager for Google+. Here’s what she had to say about the refresh:

Today we’re excited to announce the new and improved Google+ experience for mobile web. We focused on making everything faster, more beautiful, and more intuitive. To check out all the new updates, visit on your phone or tablet’s browser.  
As always, we’d love to hear what you think!

So do what the nice lady says and visit on your smartphone or tablet in the web browser and check out the new design elements.

Source: Danielle Buckley

About the Author: Joseph Proffer

In 2011, Joseph bought his first smartphone: Sprint's variant of the Samsung Galaxy SII, the Epic 4G Touch. And the rest, as they say, is history. Joseph has been an occasional journalist since his college years at the University of Oklahoma, where he was an opinion columnist for the OU Daily. His main interests have always been science and technology, especially gadgets. He lives in Indiana with his border collie, plotting world domination.

  • ta2025

    It still looks the same on my 8″ Acer Windows Tablet. Any way to force it?

    • theProffer

      Hmm… Do you have “Desktop” mode selected? If so, you might turn that off. Or you might try turning it on and then off.

      Other than that, I’m not sure. Sorry!