Today we're launching new versions of Google+ for iPhone and Android. Here’s a quick look at the improvements in four key areas: photos, posts, profiles and communities.
Photos: filters and edits from inside the app
Starting today, we’re adding some of Snapseed’s award-winning photo enhancements to the Google+ iPhone app. So now, when you’re sharing a photo, you can:
Of course: you can always download Snapseed for more advanced features (like control points), and just this morning we launched the Nik Collection by Google for professional photographers. Today’s release just brings the Snapseed basics inside the Google+ iPhone app.
Posts: see more and do more in less time
Little things mean a lot, especially when it comes to content in the stream, so we’ve polished lots of corners in today’s Android update. For example:
Profiles: share your current location with specific circles
You’ve always been able to list the places you’ve lived, but now you can display your current location on your Google+ profile. Or not: it’s entirely up to you.
To give the feature a try, just visit your Google+ settings via desktop or Android and turn on “Location Sharing.” You can also visit +Chris Hadfield’s profile—the Canadian Space Agency astronaut is sharing his current location (the International Space Station!) with all of us here on Earth.
Communities: more control while you’re on the go
In the past few weeks, we’ve introduced lots of ways to manage your communities from the desktop—both as members and as moderators. Today we’re excited to bring these improvements to iPhone and Android, including:
Posted by Amar Gandhi, Director of Product Management, Google+