Some improvements to Google+ Profiles and Pages

I’m excited to let you know about a few tweaks we’ve made based on the feedback we’ve received from you. Starting today, we’re adding a sharebox to your personal and/or business profile, and we’re making cover photos easier to manage. These improvements are rolling out globally over the next few hours; in the meantime, you can find descriptions and screenshots below.

Sharing from your profile. You’ve been asking for it, and today we’re launching it: the ability to post directly from your profile. Just look for the familiar sharebox when you’re visiting your own profile, and share what’s new with your circles. And don’t worry, only you -- the profile or page owner -- will see this new sharebox. 

Seeing the bigger picture.  Your cover photo is one of the first things people see when they come to your Google+ profile or page.  It’s an instant visual representation of your personality, interests, and style. Here are 3 ways we’ve made it easier to choose, adjust and store your cover photo:

1) Beautiful cover photo gallery. We’ve added a gallery of cover photos that you can choose from for your profile or page. To choose one of these gallery photos, simply click on “Change Cover Photo” and select “Gallery.” For those of you still using the 5 photo tiles, you can easily upgrade by hovering over your scrapbook images and clicking “Upgrade to Cover Photo."

2) Instant resizing and adjustment.  Now when you upload a cover photo, we’ll automatically resize it to fit within the cover photo area.  You can easily adjust your cover photo simply by dragging it into place so you’ll no longer have to crop - just snap, upload and drag.  

3) Cover photo albums. Now, when you upload a new cover photo, you won’t have to delete your existing photo. Instead, all your cover photos will automatically be added to your new Cover Photos album. The photos you upload will be saved in their entirety, not just the cropped version. 

We hope these improvements make it easier for you to both create great cover photos and share more awesome content. Let us know what you think in the comments!

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