Google+ Update Rolling Out, Brings Shake-for-Snow Auto Awesome and Simplified Search Feature

Google’s Vic Gundotra, announced this morning that a new version of Google+ is soon to hit Android devices, version 4.2.4. In the update are several additions, such as a feature that allows you to simply shake your device while viewing a picture to have snow flakes gracefully fall from the sky. Previously, this feature was an Auto Awesome enhancement, but now you can throw it onto any picture of your choosing. In addition, searching across various posts, people, photos, and communities is a whole lot easier, as users can now make a comprehensive search across the entire platform via a single search box. No more getting lost throughout Google+’s deep dark alleyways.  (more…)

Google+ Gets in the Holiday Spirit, Will Auto Awesome Your Pictures With Snow Flakes and Twinkling Lights

Google is hooking folks up with Auto Awesome gifts in the form of falling snow flakes and twinkling lights. Starting now on Google+, if you take a photo that features snow or a Christmas tree (or anything that sparkles), Google will automatically Auto Awesome the photo with shiny lights or falling snowflakes, turning them into pretty GIFs.  (more…)

Google+ Update Rolling Out on Android – Introduces Auto Awesome Notifications

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A mostly minor, bug fixing update to the Android Google+ update is rolling out today that does include one feature worth a mention – Auto Awesome notifications. As many of you know, Auto Awesome is Google+’s photo feature that takes similar photos, or those taken at specific location or time, and then combines them into things like animations, panoramas, or filmstrips. As the name suggests, it does this automatically for you behind the scenes. While that’s awesome and all, knowing that Google+ was making behind-the-scenes magic was difficult to realize unless you went into your photos and searched for “#autoawesome.” Well, until this new update.

In the most recent update, that is obviously on a staged rollout schedule, you will be notified whenever Google+ creates a new Auto Awesome photos (see image above). And that’s pretty much it.

Have you gone and searched G+ photos for #autoawesome? You may not even know that Google+ has created a handful out of your own pictures. I was certainly surprised to find a few.

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Via:  +Virgil Dobjanschi