Once again Google arrives with some new changes and made an announcement on Google Maps Help and Google News Help that they are replacing Google News forum to the new Google Product Forums platform.
Although the changes are not that large, because the essential features of the current forum like levels and marking a best answer will still be available in the new forum.
Moreover the new product forums has also got some new features that users were keen to look for such as:
(1) Adding a “Me tool”: it enables you to vote any particular question to share quickly that you are also interested in respective question.
(2) +1: with the plus one feature you can easily give +1 to your favorite topic.
Check out the screenshot of new design:
Forum discussion at Google Maps Help and Google News Help