Google+ recently unveiled their new, large cover photos for profiles and pages.
While this feature isn’t yet mandatory, my hunch is that it will be in the near future.
In addition to the new, large cover photos (up to 2120px by 1192px), Google+ also added a couple of other new features: A new tab for your Local reviews, and the ‘About’ tab now consists of separate cards (like Story, Places, and Links) — each with its own prominent edit link.
The larger photos, which when clicked on will display in a 16×9 format, are supposed to give users and pages more options when choosing cover photos.
“This way more images can be used as cover photos, and there’s more room for your selection to shine,” Googler Sara McKinley wrote in a Google+ post.
The old cover photos were either very long and skinny or you could choose to have five separate but normal-sized photos.
Suprisingly, not many people have switched over yet, so these were actually pretty difficult to find.
What do you think of the new Google+ cover photos? Let me know in the comments.
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