Google+ Tip: Change the New Layout Back to Single Layout

If you don’t like the new layout of Google+ since it was changed, it’s easy to change back to. Here’s how to change it back to single view layout.

If you’re not happy with the new “magazine-like” layout of Google plus, it’s actually easy to change it back. If you’re viewing it on a smaller monitor with lower res display, this should make it easier to view.

Log in to Google+ and at the top click the More dropdown menu.

Full Columns

Then tap or click the the single column view button under Stream Layout.


That’s it. Now everything will be in a single column. Of course it’s just as easy to switch back. I actually dig the larger default layout, especially on large high pixel monitors.

Single Google  Column

What do you think of the new layout of Google Plus? Leave a comment and let us know!



  1. Seán Ó Séaghdha

    May 24, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    In theory it’s good. It certainly looks good.

    BUT on first appearance it’s also VERY disorientating. There are no obvious cues as to what direction the flow goes in. You figure it out, sure, but it’s quite contrary to an actual magazine.

    My other gripe is that the single column options is utterly different to the previous layout. It’s much, much narrower…I’m guessing it a fixed width. Obviously they don’t want you using that if you have a modern monitor. Yet another case of Google knows best.

    Just irritating.

  2. Mike

    May 27, 2013 at 3:56 am

    I think the new layout looks perfect.Iam getting used to it.
    Thanks for your awesome tips
    Greetings from the good ole R.S.A

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