Official Google+ Logos, Icons and Templates [Free Download]

Google Plus Logo Icons and Templates

Official Google Plus logo assets along with all the prominent icons of Google Plus. Oh, and bonus templates as well!

If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s outdated icons, knock-off logos and flat-out poor-looking visuals. So I’ve set out on a mission to give people access to the best of the best.

Today I’m taking it a step further.

Because Google+ is my favorite network and I love seeing my fellow plussers thrive, I’ve giving away all my Google+ goodies for free.

  • Logos
  • Icons
  • Templates

The hope is that this will save you time searching for the right logos or icons and allow you to have the best, most current and accurate versions. Additionally, my templates cover all of your visual needs on Google+.

Let’s dive in!

Google+ Logos

The official Google+ logo in its current form is one of great misuse. Even some of the best Google+ pros can sometimes mistakenly use the outdated version of the official Google+ logo.

Here is what the official, current logo looks like:

updated google plus logo 2016

The official Google+ logo is a solid red square with Google’s signature lower-case ‘g’ and a plus sign that is centered on the ‘g’. Notice how the square is a flat color as opposed to a gradient and the ‘g’ is in full view as opposed to being in the corner, cut off. The plus sign is not at the top of the ‘g’ but (again) in the center of it.

For the sake of versatility I’ve compiled for you a few different versions to suit a multitude of use cases.

Included in this download are:

  • Full official Google+ logo (written out)
  • Official Google+ logo (icon)
  • G+ icon isolated without the square
  • All versions in full-color and white

I’ve also made sure they are large enough for you to use on any of your social media images. Better to start too big and scale down than to have it be too small and scale up.

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Google+ Interface Icons

I spent a lot of time finding all the different icons used across Google+. Then I meticulously recreated all of them in a vector format so that I could use them on mine and client projects.

My Insiders have had access to these for some time now. Many have emailed me to personally thank me for them and show me how they’ve put them to use. I’ve just updated the set with a few new icons just for this post.

Here’s what’s included:

updated google plus icons 2016

There are 28 icons in total covering Circles, Photos, Google+ for Business, Stream, Google+ Pages, Notification icon, post-type icons and every major feature (such as Hangouts, Communities and Local pages).

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Google+ Templates

One of the reasons Google+ is such a powerful platform is highly visual and many different ways of expressing your brand through visuals.

In this set I’ve Created a template for every possible visual you might create for your Google+ presence and activity:

google plus templates
  • Profile photo template: Pretty simple square at 500×500 but with a circle in the center to show you where your photo will be cropped in the Google+ interface.
  • Cover photo template: Because you want to take advantage of that big beautiful cover photo area on your profile since it shows up as part of your Google+ card. (I’ve also previously released cover photo templates for every major social network.)
  • Event page template: Sized exactly right with proper guidelines to make sure you’re not cramming too close to the edges.
  • Hangouts On Air Thumbnail template: For use with Hangouts On Air Trailers. Can actually be used as a thumbnail template for any YouTube video. Also doubles as the ideal image dimensions for a Google+ post.
  • Lower-third template: Use this to create lower-thirds for your Hangouts. Optimized to make sure proper spacing and sizing is already figured out for you.
  • Community Photo template: Because it’s not exactly a square but they want you to upload a square, but it’s not obvious where it’s going to get cropped. Problem simplified.
  • Poll template: Making sure you know where to place your content so that it’s not covered up by any of the interface.

Each of these templates has been measured out and optimized for placement of your content with framing guidelines. You may want to take a quick read of my visual content design principles to see why framing is important.

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All Assets, One Download

I’ve bundled all of these Google+ assets into one single download for your convenience. Simply add your email below and click the download button.


One Last Thing

All of the logos, icons and templates made available here are in either JPEG or PNG format. They should be more that sufficient for all your Google+ content needs.

However, I’m going to do something crazy and give full access to Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator files to my Insiders this weekend. Once I finish making all the files super tidy and organize, my Insiders list will see them on their private downloads page along with every other downloadable resource I’ve ever shared.

So if you’re not on my Insiders list yet— get on that thing asap by clicking the button below:

Join the Insiders!

And once you finish downloading all your goodies, please let me know where I can see the awesome things you end up creating with them!

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26 responses to “Official Google+ Logos, Icons and Templates [Free Download]”

  1. Dustin W. Stout Avatar

    Awesome Cassandra! Glad you found this resource! 😀

  2. Cassandra McLaughlin Avatar
    Cassandra McLaughlin

    Terrific website Dustin! You had just the icons I needed and since I too despair at the many inferior copies of Google+ logos etc. out there, the quality of your images is deeply satisfying! Thank You! Great work!
    P.S. – Although I don’t do enough work (yet!) in this area, …I do have you bookmarked for any further activity and thereby possibly joining your Email Inbox Group in the future. -C.R.McL.

  3. Dustin W. Stout Avatar

    That is so weird. I’m going to try and completely change the file name structure and see if that forces it to fetch the new .zip file.

  4. Emma Avatar

    Yep – the old serif Google font on the file I downloaded today too!

  5. Dustin W. Stout Avatar

    Really? That’s baffling to me because I’ve completely deleted the old files. I must have a server caching issue… or maybe a CloudFlare issue. If you send me an email dozza, I’ll email them to you directly.

  6. dozza Avatar

    Oh the irony of “If there’s one thing I can’t stand it’s outdated icons”

    The downloaded resources are all outdated!

  7. Joyce Cardoza Avatar
    Joyce Cardoza

    I am not that new now but I am learning just by doing, I make myself do a lot of things, because that’s the way I have always been

  8. Dustin W. Stout Avatar

    Already working on it Daniel. I just updated my Social Icon Set as well as my Official Social Media Logos. I am still kind of waiting a bit to see if any of the other Google+ icons/assets change after this brand upgrade they’re going through. This should be updated very soon though.

    Best thing to do is make sure you’re subscribed to my newsletter since they will get notified and get access to bonus assets. 😀

  9. Daniel Fitzgerald Avatar

    Fantastic job on those logos.
    Any chance of an update soon? seeing as how google have just changed a bunch of the logos?

  10. julianne Boyle Avatar
    julianne Boyle

    Thanks heaps for these Mr Stout. It’s always a pleasure to receive your emails guides and freebies. 🙂 x

  11. Dustin W. Stout Avatar

    You’re welcome Crysti! I actually got asked that question in several recent interviews. There’s a number of reasons I like Google+ over the other social networks:

    1. The quality of people. Great conversations, lots of engagement.
    2. The variety of features. Photos are beautiful on g+ (more so than any other social network), Hangouts is my number 1 communication tool, Hangouts On Air make recording video/screenshares and uploading them to YouTube SUPER fast (since the uploading is done automatically)
    3. I LOVE the fact that my social activity also has SEO benefits.

    There are more reasons, but those are the biggest for me.

  12. Crysti Avatar

    Good Morning Dustin! Thank you for the updated goodies – you’re amazing! Why is Google+ your favorite network?

  13. Dustin W. Stout Avatar

    You’re very welcome!

  14. Ravikumar Avatar

    Very nice, thanks for sharing.

  15. Dustin W. Stout Avatar

    Awesome! Thank you– I had totally missed that!

  16. Gusau Avatar

    His post, 58 likes and 20 reshares so far:

  17. Dustin W. Stout Avatar
  18. Dustin W. Stout Avatar

    You’re welcome!

  19. Dustin W. Stout Avatar

    Awesome! How did Guy point you to me?

  20. Gusau Avatar

    I am not yet sure how, but I’m certain you could be of help to me. Just came across your site, thanks to Guy Kawasaki, and immediately noticed a massive stock of resources that you provide

  21. Mauricio Muela Avatar
    Mauricio Muela

    Muito obrigado pelo material, vai nos servir muito bem.
    Thank you for material, will serve us very well.

  22. Manoj Kumar Sethi Avatar
    Manoj Kumar Sethi

    Good One ! Thank you @Dustin 🙂

  23. Dustin W. Stout Avatar

    The idea is to design right over top of them, covering it up. See my Google+ post about creating images in 4min. You’ll see I place the background image right over top.

  24. Greg Savage Avatar
    Greg Savage


    Please excuse a novice PS user, but how are we suppose to use these as they are Jpg? Are we suppose to cut out the icons then use them in our own work or use the heal tool to cover up the material we don’t need for example, the text and lines displaying the dimensions?

    I’m use to being able to turn layers off etc.

    – Greg Savage

  25. Dustin W. Stout Avatar

    My pleasure! Hope you find them useful!

  26. VonVictor Rosenchild Avatar
    VonVictor Rosenchild

    Thank you for posting this article, and for making available the resources for download.

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