Friday, December 14, 2012

Google+ for Android gets another update


Google has just announced a new version of its Google+ client for Android with a handful of new features. Google+ intends to change your perception about the social networks and the mobile client is an important piece in this strategy.

The Android version of Google+ brings many of the features of its desktop counterpart to your smartphone with an interface tailored to mobile (touch) devices that is efficient, clean, and intuitive. Following are the changes introduced in this version.

What's in this version:

- New feature: Google+ Communities
- Support for full resolution photo uploads via Instant Upload
- Subscribe to any circle for notifications
- Support for time zones in Events
- Basic profile editing
- Integration with Google Now to send birthday wishes to friends
- Support for animated GIFs
- Express your mood via animated images in posts
- View and explore Photo Sphere images (Android 4.2+)
- Add the Google+ widget to your device's lock screen (Android 4.2+)

The new version is awaiting you over in the Google Play Store (please, be patient if you can't find the update yet - it should be available shortly everywhere). We'd also like to hear from you about the changes by posting your thoughts in the comments section below.

Source: Google Play