Google Blogger has launched a new beta version of Blogger web publishing tool. The new upgrade version of Blogger has some much wanted features and enhancements, and is currently limited to existing Blogger users who get the invitation in the form of a link on Blogger dashboard notifying you are able to move. The new Blogger platform which will make blogging easier, will slowly roll out to all Blogger users to transition their blog to the new version.

However, if you can’t wait, and so eager to try out the new Blogger beta enhanced features, you can register and sign up immediately for an account at Blogger beta homepage. The new upgraded Blogger now integrates with Google Accounts for its sign in process, so users are effectively sign up for a new Google Account. Those with existing Google Accounts (you have one if you have Gmail address) can sign in with their Google Accounts. It’s possible to merge current or existing Blogger accounts with the new Blogger beta accounts in the later stage.

The new features and enhancements in Blogger includes:

  • Categorize your posts with labels
  • Control who can read your blog with private blog.
  • Customize and change the template’s appearance and content of your blog by drag and drop the page elements, plus font and color options, without the knowledge of HTML and CSS.
  • New templates.
  • Support for RSS 2.0 and Atom 1.0 standards.
  • More feed options.
  • Instant publishing.
  • Better spell checker.

Blogger Buzz has prepared a tour (dead link) to highlight new features and improvements in Blogger beta.