Recently Orkut launched it’s new version , new user interface named “New Orkut”. Right now new orkut is available for orkuteers ( Special people who are helping other in Orkut help) and who have invites.
I am posting screenshots and complete review of New Orkut Interface.
Let’s have a look at home screen.
It has got same status update box as facebook though you can not link a document or image/video.
Below that dropdowns and profile,scrapbook and other links are there.
You can change the colour theme so easily from the colour boxes you can see on top below search, Let’s change it to some other colour.
Instead of recent visitors’ names you will see their display picture, so if one won’t have own image as display picture you will have to roll over mouse to see the name, which is a drawback.
You will have the same orkut- Google ads pushing down your friend list.
As you can see the docs colour get changed to pink, the background remains typical orkut blue colour, which is bad thing. Also chat gadget colour is same.
Here you can edit your profile information by just double clicking it or by clicking edit button, which will be loaded in same page.(The page won’t get reload) You will be able to put HTML, so you can put images in about me.
Your friend list and community list have got a vertical scrollbar, so you can see all the friends and communities at one from same place but they wont get loaded at once, they will be loaded when you will scroll for it. This doesn’t slow orkut.
Updates have been improved much. You can comment on friend’s status, photos even videos. Though it is not that much good as Facebook’s live feed.
You can expand or collapse all modules by +/- sign which is a good thing.
As I told you can add new apps to top menu drop down, which is similar to “+” of Facebook.Below that Orkut suggestions for friends will be there.
Below that what’s new section is there where you can see New friend requests, Community join pending requests and on top of all upcoming birthdays.
The communities homepage and forums are same, just change of fonts. Also settings panel etc are same. The search has got two options search in orkut and in web, search in web will load the query in Google in new tab/window.
The orkut is now my orkut beta, There you got another drop down menu on top logo.
You can get New Orkut invites from here: