Google+ Steps Up It’s Game [VIDEO]

Google announced at the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco that Google+ would be getting 41 new features that affect the Stream, Hangouts and Photos sections.

Google’s Vic Gundotra announced the new multi-column design for the Stream, which went live yesterday. The redesign has a lot of geeky eye candy like clever animations and cards that look a lot like Google Now, with strong hints of Pinterest’s layout and style.

One of the many new features is the ability to click on a photo and flip it over to see similar photos with the same hashtag. Gundotra says that users will be able to exempt thier photos from the ‘related’ hashtag. Speaking of hashtags, one of the new features is auto-hashtags. Google+ will automatically “hash” your post with a relevant tag – pretty cool.

Most of these new features seem to prepare the world for Google Glass which I blogged about in December.

I very much enjoy using Google+ and I think people who give it a try will enjoy the experience and these new features make it more attractive than ever.

Give it 30 days and you may never go back to Facebook again.