19 things you need to know about the #NewGooglePlus

From sending money to starting a stampede of ponies, these features are worth noting.

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The bulk of the upgrades this year centered on Google+.

1. Change from one- to multi-column layouts by clicking on the More tab. Three-column layout exists but only for the largest of resolution displays. If you want to take a peek at it, just reduce your zoom on the page. The design is fully mobile responsive.

2. Shift+L will rapidly refresh the stream bringing you to the top and the new posts if you don’t want to click the button. There’s currently no way to return to auto-refreshing of the page.

3. Infographics will display in a nearly useful size at full length in the new layout. Estimated dimensions 503×930 for desktop viewing. An influx of infographic posts is likely. Keep an eye on ensuring readability.

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4. Find an assortment of additional information related to each post by clicking on its “Shared Publicly” or “Shared Privately” link right under the authors name to flip the card over.

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