Google has polished the interface of its Google+ social network in a move the company hopes will streamline the use of the service and encourage new users.
The company said that the update would bring users a number of new options for sharing and presenting materials on the service.
Among the new features will be a rotating 'billboard' interface for the Google Hangouts service and instant updates for user invitations.
Other new features in the update will include a 'card' interface for logging conversations and a 'drawer' system for notification of activities.
Google is also looking to make the service more customisable.
The new interface will allow users to reorganise the presentation of other Google Apps and will allow for Apps to be hidden within the user's Google+ page.
Google senior vice president Vic Gundotra said the move is part of an effort by the company to better integrate Google+ with the company's other service and help spur users to share content across Google's various platforms.
"A critical piece of this social layer is a design that grows alongside our aspirations," he said in a blog post.
"We think you will find it easier to use and nicer to look at, but most importantly, it accelerates our efforts to create a simpler, more beautiful Google."
Integration of the Google+ service has become a theme for the company under the reign of co-founder Larry Page. Shortly after taking over as chief executive, Page made a point of pushing integration with other Google brands, including Gmail and YouTube.
Earlier this month, Page laid out a roadmap for the company which included plans for further integration of Google+.
In addition to improving user experience, Page said the move will help to drive up profits on YouTube and other media services.
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