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New “People” Section Shows Up in Google Play

If you are still running version 4.6.17 of Google Play on your phone or tablet (and you are because it’s the newest), swipe out the navigation menu and see if you notice anything new. See it? That would be the new “People” section that just went live.

In the section, we are seeing recommendations based on people we follow through Google+, like +1s and reviews. Google is also using this to highlight featured content and recommend others that you should follow. You can even tap on individuals that you already follow to see what kinds of shared activity they have made available. 

The new “People” section seems to be controlled server side, as no update has hit our devices. I should point out that I’m seeing the new section on my Nexus 5, but not my One (M8).

Anyone else seeing this?

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  • spickle

    i have the People section on my G2 (AOKP).

  • Justin W

    I want to use this, however, none of my friends/family actually use Google+ aside from my mom… and she doesn’t actually use it, she just randomly accidentally signed up for it. Guess for now I’ll just see those I follow’s suggestions/recommendations though.

  • coolsilver

    WHYYYYY!!!!!! *headdesk*

  • Eddy Edd

    hope they fix Keyboard .. it keeps crashing on me Nexus 5 ever since the last update

  • Chad

    Google+? Lol Give it up already! Talk about a complete waste of Google resources. Google continues to force it upon us by integrating it into the rest of their ecosystem. Nothing will ever put it into the mainstream.

  • 213ninja

    i never see this stuff early….took me months it seems to finally get a steps summary….

  • mcdonsco

    it’s on my note 3…I did restart my phone just before reading this article though, that could be why its showing on mine

  • Luxferro

    It’s not showing on my Nexus 5. Store is version 4.6.17 as well.

  • Kevintw

    It’s showing on my LG G2. It would be an awesome feature if I knew a single person who actually uses Google +

  • Howdouseeit

    Yup in my s4 verizon

  • mardum

    Not showing on my htc one x, vodafone ro, even after clearing cache.

  • MasterEthan

    That’s pretty neat actually. I’m following Droid-Life but says no Play Store Activity.

  • Crazie Misfit

    nope not seeing on my moto G post clearing cache

  • Silver Veloz

    It’s showing on my Moto X (Verizon).

  • bimsebasse

    Not seeing it on my Nexus 4, even after clearing cache.

  • Firelight

    I can see it (VZW Moto X).

    So … now what?

    (returns to Dead Trigger 2 and tunes out the rest of the world again)

  • tbaybe

    yup, on my moto X

  • sean parmenter

    Shows up on my S3

  • JBartcaps

    Yay, a great use of +1 feature

  • And I was worried that the Internet didn’t have enough social media integration. Silly me

  • Tony Spencer

    It’s on my Nexus 7 but not my Droid Maxx.

  • Chris

    its there even if you dont use google plus…

  • Drummer62

    Cleared cache in settings and then re-opened, now “People” shows up

    • turdbogls

      thanks for the tip….worked for me!

    • aBabyPenguin

      Worked for me too! Thanks man.

    • Crazie Misfit

      cool, lemme chk too

    • George Davis

      Thanks, that worked for me too on my Droid Maxx.

  • Mordecaidrake

    I’ve got it on my S4, it’s basically just a section to see what your G+ friends are voting on. It’s neat? I guess?

  • Eric S

    Google selling people now :-/

    • The Narrator

      they start with selling our information, to selling our brains.

      • mcdonsco

        I think yours was sold a long long time ago

  • johnediii

    Nothing yet on my Nexus 5.

  • Pikachu

    Not on my Moto G.

  • Shane Redman

    nothing yet

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    this could be good for books and music. and ofcourse games

  • Phil

    not on my Moto X with Verizon

    • Phil

      cleared cache and it showed up, but since none of my friends use g+ well useless space for me

  • Jordan Harvey

    I do not have this on my Nexus 5

    • Hamad Is’haq Awan

      Same here .. cleared cache but not showing up on Nexus 5 in UAE

  • Jem

    I’ve got it on my LG G2, verizon.

  • Colton

    This is a pretty cool feature that I’ll never use sadly.

    • Kendal Kline

      But you will use it happily?

      • Colton

        I ALMOST added that as an edit, but I figured someone would do it for me. thank you kinda sir!

        • Kendal Kline

          I’m disappointed you think I’m only “kinda” sir… apparently I need to grow my beard out a little longer! 🙂

          • Colton

            Oh my gosh lol! I’m done typing for the day…

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  • PhillipNorris

    I don’t see it yet

    • PhillipNorris

      and now its there :/