Google+ Adds New Website Buttons & Badges On 2nd Birthday

google-plus-2-yearsGoogle+ turns two years old today and is marking the occasion with new buttons and badges for websites, along with a few tweaks to its photo features. There’s also a special birthday logo that’s showing up only on plus.google.com (which you can see at right).

As far as the new stuff goes, there’s a new “Follow” button for individual Google+ users, as well as a new badge for Community managers. Both come in different sizes and can be customized. Here’s what they look like:

Follow+button+blog

community+badge+blog

In addition to those new badges, Google has also updated the existing badges for Pages and Profiles with new customization options.

The existing badges will continue to work as-is for 90 days, and Google says it’ll automatically upgrade those badges to the new style after that.

Photo Updates, Too

In a separate post, Google has also updated some of its photo management features in Google+.

  • Large photo sets can now be uploaded faster
  • In photo albums, easier downloading after selecting individual photos
  • New option to move photos from one album to another

These features are available now in any Google+ photo albums you may have uploaded/created.

Related Topics: Channel: Social Media Marketing | Google | Google: Google+ | Social Media Marketing

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  • http://www.gadel.info/ GADEL

    This is awesome.

  • http://devyaqoob.blogspot.com/ Muhammad Yaqoob

    Google+ new UI is awesome ;)

  • http://www.durhamwebdesigner.com Larry James

    I have added the new Google + follow button to my blog. I think this is gonna really help to increase the number of times people add me to their circles.

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