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September 10, 2011

Google Groups Has a New Interface

Google Groups is the latest Google service redesigned to look like Google+. New buttons, new icons, new scrollbars, new search box and a smoother interface that makes Google's help forums look outdated.

Since the current Google Groups UI is inspired by Google Reader, we can expect to see a revamped Google Reader with a similar interface.



If you miss the small arrow that allowed you to hide the sidebar, use the "f" keyboard shortcut, which hides both the sidebar and the search box.


{ Thanks, Filipe, Fran├žois and Elchanan. }

21 comments:

  1. So there's Google Mail, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Plus, Google Translator, iGoogle, Android Market, Google Groups and Google Search.

    WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO REDESIGN THE FUCKIN GOOGLE READER?!

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  2. All these new interfaces need a compact mode - the dead space in these new looks makes them all but unusable on netbook sized screen res.

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  3. I love and spend as much time as I do in Google Reader as i do with Gmail. This, even with an iPhone/iPad sync app. It's essential Reader gets an update and works well.

    I keep hearing scary talk about RSS being out of fashion and google killing off Reader. I truly hope this is not true - and that they have numbers which show we LOVE Reader.

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  4. Nice redesign. Through little direct integration between Google + 1 and Google groups and other services. May be that will come latter on this year or early next year.

    The redesign make the service more usable than it was before in my honest opinion.

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  5. They should add the 'display density' option to all of these.

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  6. Google Reader and Picasa are the only "big" ones left who are waiting for a redesign.

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  7. I'm not fond of these redesigns. It's all a white mess to me.

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  8. Why do they choose to waste so much of my screen real estate ? We need to start charging them for rent.

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  9. I think they need to get rid and combine some of the features of Google Reader with Google+

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  10. I love the white spaces. They make the UI clean!

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  11. way to go Google, Facebook should have a tough time... the integrated google plus looks make Google more professional :-)

    it is the right time though

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  12. Love the new interface but feel its occupying more of the space in my system...

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  13. All these new interfaces need a compact mode - the dead space in these new looks makes them all but unusable on netbook sized screen res.

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  15. I absolutely hate the new design. So much wasted space. Unusable on a small screen. Bring back the old design!

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  16. I would completely agree. In this interface so much space should not have been wasted. It should have been utilized for something useful info.

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  18. Now Google Reader waste space too.

    The new interface is a tablet interface but it's waste of space for laptop and netbook users.
    A third of the screen is wasted by the toolbars.

    Chrome has it right: do not waste space with toolbars. Why do Google web products take the opposite direction ?

    So sad because they were good products and now they lost in usability.

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  19. Complaining to G about Usability is basically a waste of time people.
    Trust me - based on experience dealing with some Google Employees involved ni Design (at fault!), all they do is sulk and take umbridge.
    They cannot take criticism, they cannot take pointers and the concept that they got something wrong is utterly alien to those people.

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  20. Everyone tell 10 other people that you don't have to put up with google-arrogance and get the word out and someday a threshold will be reach and that company will have a huge downfall. STOP USING GOOGLE PRODUCTS there are other working non-annoying alternatives.

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  21. google groups are crazy slow dodgy anb overloaded

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