Today Google rolled out two minor improvements that make it easier for you to manage your Google+ Page.
Based on community feedback, the company has added a new sharebox, giving you the ability to share content directly from your Page’s profile. Previously this could only be done through the Google+ home screen.
Only the Page owner will be able to see the new sharebox, so you don’t have to worry about your visitors confusing this with Facebook and accidentally writing on your “wall.”
However, Google did take a cue from the social network and made it easier for you to choose, change, and store your cover photo — which is likely the first thing people see when arriving at your Page.
Moving forward, Google+ will automatically resize your photo to fit within the cover photo area — something that Facebook Page admins have to do manually. You can then easily adjust the image by dragging it into place, no cropping required.
Other improvements include a new gallery and cover photo album, which houses all of your uploaded cover photos in their entirety.
While these tweaks will do little to pull users away from other social networks, they’re welcomed improvements that could motivate more brands and businesses to customize their Google+ Pages.
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.