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Google adds your friends' faces to the +1 button


The "+1" button you see on many websites is a simple way to give something your stamp of approval. But unless you share your +1's on your Google+ profile or your friends spot them in search results, no one will ever really know that you cared about a particular site or story.

Now worries though! Google's got a simple solution for this problem: Soon the search engine giant will start showing your profile picture and name when a friend of yours hovers over a +1 button you've clicked.

This feature has been rolled out to folks using the Google+ Platform Preview, but the rest of us should be seeing it soon as well.

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Rosa Golijan writes about tech here and there. She's obsessed with Twitter and loves to be liked on FacebookOh, and she can be found on Google+, too.