Google+ for Android gets new post abilities, moderation and more

android-13013A new update for the Google+ Android app has just rolled out, bringing with it a few nice new features:

  • Support for adding a link when creating a post
  • New notifications tray (now slides in from the right)
  • Additional Community moderation features (remove spam posts from the app)

In addition, the folks at GooglePlusDaily have found a few more updates including a search button in the navigation ribbon and seemingly some nice performance tweaks to help things run more smoothly.

You can grab the latest version of the app from Google Play here.

Big update to the Google+ iOS app

Hot on the heels of the Google+ Android app update last week, Google has pushed out an update to the iOS version as well.  New features include:

  • Instant Upload!  This has been one of my favorite features in the Android app, and it’s finally on iOS.
  • The What’s Hot stream.
  • Shake your phone to send feedback.
  • Various bug fixes and performance improvements.

You can get it in the iTunes app store here.

The video below is a reminder of why Instant Upload is so awesome.

Google+ Android app gets some nice updates

Still no tablet version (why?!?), but Google released a new version of the Google+ app for Android and it has some nice fixes.

  • Massive performance improvements across the app
  • What’s Hot!
  • View who +1’d a post or comment
  • Stream posts shortened to fit more per scroll
  • Infinite photos feed in ‘From your circles’
  • Stream no longer jumps to the top for an automatic refresh (yay!)

Solid improvements for sure.  You can get it in the Android Market here.

A ton of new updates

Google has just pushed out a slew of huge new updates to Google+.  They include:

  • No more invitations.  Anyone 18+ is free to join.
  • New Hangouts.  Now with screen sharing, Doc sharing and more.
  • Hangouts can be broadcast.  Go “on air” with your handout, and others can watch even if it’s too full for them to access.
  • Mobile hangouts.  Android devices with front-facing cameras can join hangouts now; and they work very well!
  • Huddle is now called “Messenger”.  In addition, you can share photos through it now.
  • Search!  You can finally search Google+.
More is coming, but those are some sweet features.  Full details on the Official Google Blog.  What’s your favorite new addition?

Google+ Android app updated; finally allows resharing

The Google+ app on Android is widely viewed as a great app, but it was missing a few key features.  One of those has been resolved now, with the latest update finally allowing you to reshare posts from other users!

New features in this update:

  • Reshare a post
  • App now available in 38 languages
  • Incremental improvements to notification reliability
  • Clearer Instant Upload options in the initial setup dialog
  • Ability to create a new circle from the “Circles” destination

Bug fixes:

  • Eliminate Instant Upload duplicates on HTC models
  • Fixed “No name” issue in Huddle
  • Hidden 1:1 Huddles now reappear when new messages are sent
  • Fixed issue with notifications count changing when switching from portrait to landscape
  • Other performance fixes and minor UI tweaks
  • Ability to create a new circle from the “Circles” destination
Solid update.  You can get it in the Android Market here.

New version of the Google+ iPhone app released

Google just pushed out a fresh version of the Google+ iOS app, and it has some much-needed improvements:

Version 0.1.0.1938

  • Support for iPod touch & iPad devices
  • Hide one-on-one Huddles
  • Customize the main stream view to show streams from individual circles
  • Start a new Huddle from profile
  • Set permissions for who can start a huddle with you
  • Fix for +mentions
  • Various speed and performance improvements
The iPad support and performance improvements are huge!  If you have an iOS device, you should be able to find the updated app in the app store.

Nice updates to the Google+ Android app today

Google has just pushed out an update to the Google+ Android app, with a handful of nice improvements.  You still can’t share posts or +1 comments, but they’ve tightened up quite a few things.

  1. Improved notifications reliability
  2. “_add to circle” notifications shown in bulk
  3. Share stream posts to individual people
  4. Clicking a +mention takes you to the person’s profile
  5. +mentions now autofill from your Circles
  6. Stream no longer resets to top when screen is rotated
  7. Nearby accuracy
  8. Start a 1:1 huddle from a person’s profile or a group huddle from a circle profile
  9. Hide 1:1 huddles
  10. Clickable links in huddles
  11. Improved autocomplete when adding a person to a huddle

Check for updates on your Android device, or you can get it from the Market here.

Google+ iPhone app finally released!

Apple has just approved the Google+ iOS app, and you can get it now!  Here is the iTunes link, and the application is free of charge.

It seems quite similar to the Android app, which is a good thing. Slashgear has a good look at the app. iOS users, try it out and share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Google+ auto-upload from Android will blow your mind

Last night, my mind was officially blown.  I’ve been using the Google+ Android app for a while now, and the way it auto-uploads photos is great.  Last night, though, I shot some video clips of my daughter on my phone.  I thought that it would auto-upload them, but I wasn’t sure.

When I got home and logged into Google+, there they were.  Uploaded, processed and ready to share.  It took about 15 seconds to share them — clicked “share”, selected my “friends” and “family” circles, added a sentence about the video, and shared them.

Here’s the cool thing: No cables, no uploading, no memory cards, no syncing.  It just worked.  Brilliant.

Google+ Android app gets a nice update

Google has just pushed out another update to their Android app, making everything work just a little bit better.  Here’s the list of updates, from Google’s Robin Norvell:

Fun Features

  • Customize your Stream to show streams from individual circles (Stream>Menu>Manage Views)
  • New UI allows adding multiple people or entire circles to an existing group Huddle
  • Set photo as wallpaper (when viewing photo)

Good Fixes

  • Fixed some issues with the Swype keyboard
  • If someone you’ve never huddled with before invites you to a group Huddle, you can now dismiss the invitation
  • Performance improvements and bug fixes throughout the app
Surprisingly, you still are unable to share posts or +1 a comment from within the app.  Still, this the third version of the app we’ve seen and Google is iterating quite quickly.  Now, if we can just get that iOS app released things will be moving along nicely.
The app should update on your phone from within the Android Market, or you can grab it from here.