We've heard your feedback loud and clear, and since we launched Google Buzz four days ago, we've been working around the clock to address the concerns you've raised. Today, we wanted to let you know about a number of changes we'll be making over the next few days based on all the feedback we've received.
New Changes Made To Google Buzz!
- Auto-follow model is now replaced with auto-suggest model. Now Google Buzz! wont automatically sets you up to follow the people you email and chat with most, in fact now you can choose the people you want to follow from the provided suggestions. So you won't be set up to follow anyone until you have reviewed the suggestions and clicked "Follow selected people and start using Buzz."
- You can review the list of the people you are following. If you want to review this list, just go to the Buzz tab, click "Following XX people" and unfollow anyone you wish. If you don't want to share the lists of people who are following you and people you are following publicly on your profile, you can opt out at any time from the edit profile page.
- Google Buzz will no longer connect your public Picasa Web Albums and Google Reader shared items automatically.
- Buzz tab is added to Gmail Settings. From there, you'll be able to hide Buzz from Gmail or disable it completely. In addition, there will be a link to these settings from the initial start-up page so you can easily decide from the get go that you don't want to use Buzz at all.