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Google has added a new section to its Google+ help center where it will list new features being added to the fledgling social network.
Dubbed “What’s new in Google+“, the page currently consists of short blog-like posts explaining the new features. The posts often link back to Google+ posts from Google employees, and some also include YouTube video explanations of new features.
The move is part of an effort by Google to be more transparent about how Google+ is evolving. The company is already seeing flack from privacy advocates about its confusing name policy, which has led to Google+ users with nicknames or odd sounding names to have their accounts shut down.
While it’s nice to have a single spot to go to for fresh Google+ features, it’s strange that Google has created a custom site to do this instead of making it an actual blog. The site also lacks an RSS feed and commenting, two features power users would certainly appreciate. Many posts end up linking back to Google+ listings where you can leave comments, but for the few that don’t there’s no easy way to leave feedback. And since there’s no RSS feeds, curious users will have to manually visit the site instead of just adding it to their news reader.
Below, Google+ community manager Natalie Villalobos introduces the new page:
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