Why you can’t find the Share button on Google+

Quite a few people have complained they can’t easily find the share button on Google+. Here’s the UI:

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The problem is that the Share button is below that Friends button. Friends isn’t really a button, more like a tag, but it looks like a button, and that’s what matters. Your eye is in the textbox (you’re typing), and the friends/more people crap stops your eye from looking below that for a Share button.

Easy enough to fix though.

Make the Share button more prominent (visually) than the friends button. And move it to a central place right underneath the text box. Oh, and don’t grey it out.

Something like this:

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Fixed!

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