Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Google+ Android App Updated to v3.6, Brings Some Improvements

 
Google is pushing out an update to their Google+ application for both Android and iOS today. While the iOS update is seeing some nifty Snapseed integration, the Android version is getting more of a look refresh. It’s still your normal G+ app, but they have done some tweaks to make the experience a bit more friendly. The current Google+ app has a problem with requiring the user to jump through several hoops to get to the meat of a post, so hopefully this makes things easier.
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There's also a new feature being added to your profile that will allow you to add a permanent monitor for your location that's visible to select circles. Reminiscent of Latitude, this will automatically display where you currently are to anyone who visits your profile, so long as you've given them permission to see this information. It will only be as accurate as your phone's location data allows, so if you have GPS disabled, it may not be terribly helpful. It's a little unclear how this is more useful than simply sharing where you are only when you check-in somewhere interesting, but the option is yours.
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Finally, Google is adding a host of features to Communities on mobile, including the ability to adjust how much content you see from them in your stream, invite new users, search members, and—if you run a Community—to moderate content and bring down the banhammer.
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Here is the full changelog of this new update :
- New stream design (including comment previews and swiping through photo albums inline)
- Control the volume of posts that you see in your stream from individual circles/communities
- New app setup flow
- Filter search results by best or most recent
- Tell others about a community (by sharing it or sending an invitation)
- Re-share posts to communities
- Share your current location on your profile and control who can see it via G+ settings

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    Sid Goswami is a tech enthusiast, besides being an avid Android fan and blogger, Sid wants to be a photographer and a designer. He can usually be found reading through blogs, taking photos. He's a student and a PHP web developer.