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Google+ Android App Getting Update Today to Version 3.6, Brings Some Improvements

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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. 

For example, when looking at your feed pictures are displayed better, there is more text shown from each post, and the +1 button has been moved to be more front and center. We have added a few key points of the update down below.

  • Posts include more text up front—from the original message, and from comments
  • Tapping video, photo or link attachments takes you directly to a watch page, lightbox or website
  • Image previews are rarely cropped, so you’ll see portrait photos (for instance) in all their glory
  • Key actions like +1, reshare and comment are displayed more prominently in each post
  • When someone with permission visits your profile, for example, they’ll see your current whereabouts underneath your name

Update: The update is live!

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Via: Google

  • Old Fogey

    How do I get suggestions off my home screen? How do I get back the neat tiled look? This new app is not an improvement imho.

  • I use Google+ frequently an day by day getting addicted to it. That’s a great news for Google+ users.

  • Seth Schorr

    You can also use animated gifs for your profile photo. That’s pretty cool.

  • Niall Fox

    does anyone know how to get rid of these Suggestion cards on the feed?

    • PopeFrancis

      I have the same question.. It’s annoying.

  • r0lct

    You also see replies that rotate in posts under the preview in real time. Unless they were always there and I just noticed for the first time. 😛

  • possomcrast

    You can make an app absolutely amazing, and yet people still don’t notice that Facebook is terrible.


    • EC8CH

      whoa.. for a minute there I thought you were singing Technologic by Daft Punk

  • EricRees

    Like I posted on G+, I refuse to use that mobile app until they include the ability to swipe to the right to access the menu instead of that stupid button. They do it on YouTube and lots of other apps, why not on this one?

    • Adam Emshwiller

      i thought the same thing. it’s interesting because you hit the “menu expose” button and it slides out…and you can use your finger to slide it back in… why can’t you slide it back out with your finger… #makesnosense.

      • michael arazan

        I hate social media but find myself using G+ a couple times a week and prefer it over any other out there, I find the interface fine but hate trying to search or go to the side bar. Need to keep search up top instead of the side bar. Side bar is really annoying

  • mqmoon

    i know it’s more commonplace on iOS, but i wish they’d implement pull-down-to-refresh in the android app. it’s nicely done on G+’s iOS app.

  • TheWenger

    I use it just as much as Facebook now. Let’s hope the rest of the world starts doing that now too.

  • JMonkeYJ

    all i want is a better widget. the current one is abysmal 🙁

    • Eric Franca

      You read my mind. I’m dying for a better widget.

  • Sakina Solomon

    The update is nice, I’m starting to use Google+ more now these days. It’s really a nice, well-designed social site.

  • Me likes the Google +

    If I want good content and community activity I visit google +
    If I want to know what my buddy is eating for breakfast I visit facebook

  • Pepper Ferguson

    My favorite fix – being able to share to communities! Yes

  • Silver Veloz

    I’m just a lite Google+ user, but more and more, I’ve been navigating around in it and I think eventually, I may be on it more. I’m liking the integration of everything Google.

  • UndergroundWire

    It’s live. Go get it.

  • Marc White

    Can’t wait

  • KleenDroid