Google will roll out this update over the next few days, so be sure to check back if you don’t already have it. Once you have access, you can visit plus.google.com/hot to adjust the controls.
As Google+ continues to grow, streams can become cluttered with individual and brand updates. By merging these two features, Google hopes to improve the service so that global news has a place on the site as well.
Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.