Google continues to tweak the design of its social network, updating Google+ with changes to the way profiles are displayed.
A day ahead of Facebook's event to show off changes to the news feed, Google rolled out new profiles that make three key tweaks:
By themselves, none of the changes are likely to drive significant new traffic to Google+. But they show the way Google is moving into the second phase of the Google+ project -- having first used it to establish an identity platform for all of Google's services, the company can now focus on turning it into a destination.
And it's not the only move Google made today on that front. The company also announced developer boot camps to promote its new "Google+ Sign-In" feature. Responding to what it called "huge interest" from developers, the company will host nine five-day boot camps in Mountain View, Calif.; London; New York; Berlin; Bangalore, India; Sao Paulo; Sydney; Seoul; and Tokyo. The boot camps will take place between March 11 and April 12.