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The latest version of Google+ for Android—which started rolling out earlier today—gives G+ communities a pretty nifty new redesign. First shared on Google+ by Googler Danielle Buckley, the update makes the community screens a bit more unique with a UI that’s a notable change compared to the rest of the app. One of the annoyances of the Google+ app has long been that it can be hard to tell what you’re looking at because it’s so uniformly designed, and this update seems to make it a bit easier for you to instinctively know that you’re viewing a community.

Announcing: Improved look & feel for Communities

Check out your favorite community on Android to see the new and improved look in this week’s app update (currently rolling out).  We hope you’ll love it!

Google+ isn’t the most popular social network, but it does have many loyal users—who, unsurprisingly, are commonly loyal fanboys of Google as a whole. I personally can attest to the fact that Google+ isn’t necessarily the ghost town that it’s claimed to be, though, as I’m the owner of the largest Android Wear community (with more than 40,000 members). It makes me glad to see that this community is now going to look just a bit better on mobile. This visual redesign can be found in version 5.3 of the Google+ app, which is rolling out on the Google Play Store today.

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