Google Reader which is an app for collecting and reading news articles all in one place is getting a new design. Now, the app will look more like a combination of Google+ and the new Gmail user interface. The other new feature that Google added is the button +1 to a feed item that enables users to share it with their circles on Google+.
Integrating Reader with Google+ also helps streamline Reader overall. Starting today Google will be turning off friending, following, shared items and comments in favor of similar Google+ functionality.