Google +1 Button Turns Red & Give Thanks For +1s

Google has made a couple of changes involving the +1 buttons. The first in an aesthetic change that will change the button’s color scheme to red and white, while the other gives you the option to thank other Google+ users for +1’ing web pages.

Red Google +1 Button

The +1 Button color scheme is changing to white and red shortly. Currently, the buttons are mainly white before you +1 a page, and then mainly blue after you’ve clicked.

Google is currently previewing it to its Google+ Platform Preview Group, and it will be rolled out to everyone “shortly thereafter.” They will look like this:

google-plus-1-red-white

The new color scheme will update automatically for all installed buttons. 

Say Thank You on Google+

Signed-in Google users can now thank others for hitting the +1 button. On Google’s personalized search results pages, you may now see the option to “Thank” somebody who is in your Circles.

For example, a search for [how to write title tags] brings up this as my top Google result:

how-to-write-title-tags-google-serp

If you’re so inclined, you can now click the blue link, which will bring up a “Say thank you on Google+” box that will include a default message of “Your +1 helped me find this. Thank you!” (you can change this to say whatever you want).

say-thank-you-google-plus

Click the green Share button and your message will be posted to your friend’s stream without leaving the search results.

P.S., Thanks, Angie.

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