Jan 17 AT 3:32 PM Dustin Earley 18 Comments

Google+ set to introduce meme-style photo captions, hashtag autocomplete

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Since its launch, Google has introduced a handful of updates and enhancements to Google+ that have made the service more functional and easier to use. But not every update has to be about productivity and functionality. Google wants to make sure you’re having fun, too.

Coming soon to Google+, you will be able to add meme-style text (big bold white letters with a thick black border) to any picture you upload to Google+.

Adding a few words can turn a silly photo into a ROFL, or draw attention to what you find most interesting. Today we're rolling out a feature that makes it easier to add big, bold text on top of your photos.

To try it out, drop a photo into the sharebox on Google+, then click the Add text button underneath the photo. Type in something funny, then share and enjoy.

This feature will be rolling out over the next few days -- I hope you enjoy it! We'll be keeping our eyes on the stream for the funniest examples, so have fun!Colin McMillenGoogle

There’s no hidden reasoning behind the addition; it’s just ment to be fun. Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of crazy photos start being posted to Google+. Then again, I don’t want my entire stream taken over by played out memes and reposts. I’m guessing it won’t get that bad, though.

Also announced as coming soon to Google+ is hashtag autocomplete. Hashtag autocomplete is pretty self-explanatory. Once you use a hashtag and start typing, suggestions will pop up. Developer Chris Messina has posted a demo video nonetheless.

Look for both new features to be available soon.

Via: 9 to 5 Google

Source: Google+

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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