How to remove Google+ white space from your profile [Updated]

Google+ Whitespace fix

Google just announced a new design for its social network, Google+, and  even though the company has said that this still a work in progress — of course, most Google products stays in the beta stages for years. Alright, getting out of topic here –, users are finding a little bit annoying the big white space in Google+ user’s profile, many of which are making fun of — you can find funny images by just searching for #whitespace, #usesforwhitespace, and various other hashtags –.

So, if you are being bugged by this “Google+ white space” in the centered of your screen, here are two options that can help you to remove it, if you are a Google Chrome user: This first one is with an extension called G+ Whitespace Fix, just install it and you are good to go — read the reviews to stay informed about bugs –.

The second solution is also with a Google Chrome extension, with this one you have to do a little bit of work to remove Google+ white space. The name of the extension is called StyleBot and it allows you to inject your own CSS to any web page. For many of you that don’t know, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is a style sheet language used to describe the presentation of web pages (e.g., color, font, width, height, etc.). This is my favorite because you can modify any page on the web.

Once you install Stylebot, follow these steps:

2. With the extension now installed and enabled, visit your Google+ profile, and open Stylebot by clicking css link that appears on the right-hand side of Chrome’s search box (onmibar) or use the keyboard shortcut Alt+M.

3. At the bottom of the Stylebot CSS editing box that opened on the right side of your screen, click Edit CSS and copy and paste the following CSS code:

#content {
    width: 1300px;
    margin: 0 auto;

4. Then click Save to finish, and that is all there to it!

You can learn more about how Stylebot works in this video:

Do you know another way to remove Google+ white space? Let us know in the comments below.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.