Google revamps its social service Google+ with new design and features

We were expecting Google to make some changes to Google+, and today at the Google I/O  Vic Gundotra, Senior VP, Google has announced a facelift to its social service. The new version has a redesigned interface, with photos and videos spanning over three columns. Almost magazine like, abandoning a standard stream that the user has to keep scrolling.

These columns will show photos, posts and videos in the form of cards which can be flipped over for more options. For those who wish to roll back to the one column version can change settings according to their choice.
Google is also adding some interesting animations in the social network that make it prettier and more app like. Actually talking about apps, the entire web interface is actually like an app because now Google has now has added a compose button on the top right hand corner.
This is not all as Google has now added a post related hashtag feature to scan your posts and add related hashtags links to it.
The new Google+ will also be integrated with the new cross platform Hangouts chat service that also supports video chats.