Google’s Navigation Bar Links to Your Google Profile

Google’s new navigation bar started to link to the profile pages. Click on your name at the top of a Google page and you’ll notice that you can quickly access your profile. If you don’t have a profile, Google includes a link to a page that lets you create an account.

Another change is that Google Profiles include a new tab for Picasa Web Albums, but it’s not enabled by default and it’s not available if you don’t link your Google Profile with Picasa Web. “Your profile and scrapbook photos already make it easier for people to get to know you, but we want to do more to help you showcase your favorite pics. By choosing to show the PicasaWeb tab, you will enable visitors to see your public albums. Private albums will remain visible to only the people you’ve shared them with directly.”

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Now Add Multiple Google Profile Photos

The new Google Profiles interface lets you upload multiple profile photos and switch between them with a simple click. Visitors can see all the photos you’ve uploaded, so you must be careful when you replace a profile photo. It’s not enough to click “change photo” and upload the new image: you should also click on the image and delete the previous profile photo.

Profile photos are stored in a Picasa Web album, just like the photos from the Scrapbook section. The main difference is that profile photos can be cropped or edited in Picnik.

If you already have a Google Profile, it’s a good idea to upload a new profile photo. The new interface uses bigger photos, so your old avatar looks pixelated.