Google+ Turns Two, Rolls out New Website Buttons and Badges

Google+ turned two on Friday. To mark this occasion Google’s social network has launched new badges and buttons for websites and has also made improvements to its photo management feature.

“Two years ago we started the Google+ project. We’re still young, with lots of growing left to do, but today we wanted to stop (for just a second) and say thanks. It’s your support, your feedback, and your enthusiasm that make Google+ so awesome. So let’s keep building something to love. Together,” Gundotra wrote on the blog post.

Now there, is a new ‘Follow’ button for individual Google+ users as well as a new badge for Community managers. Both come in different size and can be customized.

In addition to these new badges, Google has also updated the existing badges for Pages and Profiles with new customization options.

Google will automatically update existing +1 and Share buttons over the next few weeks. Existing badges will be updated in 90 days, which should give website owners enough time to configure the new version for their sites, Google says.

In a separate post, Google has also updated some of its photo management features in Google+.

  • Large photo sets can now be uploaded faster
  • In photo albums, easier downloading after selecting individual photos
  • New option to move photos from one album to another