News stories will also be visible on Google’s new real-time coverage pages, which feature comments and additional coverage as they happen.
Google+ discussions will only appear for U.S. readers who are signed in to Google+. You can opt out of this feature by either logging out of Google, or turning off the “display Google+ posts” option within your Google News settings.
It’s too early to tell if this will have any impact on Google+’s overall usage, but it could be beneficial for people already active on the social network. For those with active communities, this update could be an opportunity for you to engage in more conversations across a variety of topics.
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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.