Try The New Blogger
Google recently released an update to the Blogger Android app (v3.0.1) with a complete redesign. Google has revamped the desktop version as well.
The New Blogger
Google Blogger is Google’s blogging platform (acquired in 2003) which was probably used by most if not all of the bloggers that you may know (including me). Actually, Google has been pretty much neglecting this product. Fortunately, many are still using this blogging platform, despite other options like WordPress and Medium stealing the show.
Part of this plan is to modernize all Google’s products when it comes to theme, design, and interface to be in line with Google’s design language. Among those products which recently got this treatment include Gmail, Google AdSense and most recently Google Blogger.
How To Try The New Blogger Interface
The new interface is made available on an “Opt-in” mode. This means that can opt to change your Blogger dashboard to the new interface and then switch back to classic version anytime you want.
To switch to the new Blogger interface, hit the [‘Try the New Blogger’] button at the bottom of your dashboard.
The first thing you’ll notice upon checking out the new Blogger is the completely revamped design of the Stats, Comments and Theme sections.
When viewing the Stats section of your dashboard, you will be able to see page view stats of the blog or blogs that you are running on Blogger. Both the number and a graphical representation is displayed in a more user-friendly way. There’s a drawback though, the new interface doesn’t show the demographics and traffic sources of your views
Blogger is gradually introducing some fresh pages that work well on mobile. Keep an eye out in the coming months as these are rolled out. To start, check out stats, comments and theme. (Blogger)
It’s pretty obvious that Google wants to maintain Blogger as one of its major web products, contrary to other opinions that Blogger may be dead. The fact that it was given a major makeover is a good sign that Google has no plans of writing Blogger off yet. This is good news since many bloggers still maintain their blogs on Blogger.
” Introducing this new interface is a step towards the right direction. Blogger may not get the same massive user base as WordPress.com but it will certainly be able to retain loyal bloggers who will continue to patronize the service. Hopefully, we will not wake up one day with Google announcing that Blogger is going to be shut down. It will be a big loss not only for Blogger users but for Google as well “-Arnold, TechNorm
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