Back at the I/O 2013 conference Google announced design updates for Google+ desktop website as well as its Android app. A week on from then, the company has finally made the newly updated design for Google+ mobile website live and it bears a resemblance to the ‘cards’ style design of Google Now. Despite the update, this new design isn’t as polished or visually appealing as that of the mobile apps.

The Google+ mobile site now displays posts, photos and videos in the cards style that Google Now debuted. Cover photos, which first went live for the desktop site, have now been brought over to the mobile site for all brand and personal pages. Unfortunately though, the Google+ mobile site still lacks some major features such as photo editing, Hangouts or communities. Android users who already have the newly updated app don’t have much reason to use the Google+ mobile site and neither do iOS users who also have an app available for them, those on other platforms such as Windows Phone or BlackBerry can take advantage of whatever basic functionality the stripped down mobile site offers.

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