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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  • http://alxrock.deviantart.com alxrock

    Google+ is takin things to a whole other level now! lol

    • Jeff Pan

      Google+ has been gaining users slowly and steadily. That is a nice thing. Good to have a competitor to Facebook

    • bigrob029

      a whole…. nuba… lebol!
      now if only more of my friends were on it….

  • spazby

    i am sure this will be appreciated by a few segments out there….

  • Toonshorty

    Google Plus is brilliant.

    Now, friends, get off Facebook and move to a better service.

    • lxgeorge

      I would if I was 18 :(

  • Hall Lo

    :O Nice additions!! I would totally wanna stop using Facebook and use Google+ instead, but many of my friends are still stuck with Facebook :(

    • thekaz

      yeah, I agree. I would love to use Google+ but two problems: (1) I am having trouble getting my facebook friends to go over there and (2) those that have never post/read over there because they can’t get THEIR friends to go over there. Frustrating, as I feel it is a superior product for what I use it for…

  • McLovin

    Facebook fatigued here. I don’t have the energy to move to a another version of FB. I’m way past the point that I feel I need to continually add to my friend list.

  • Slith

    I’d make fun of it, but I’m sure I’ll use it.

  • http://ArtisticAbode.com BetterWithRoot

    I have come to the conclusion I am a crappy friend. I find that people really don’t care about what I say or do. So I rarely post on FB…hell I have yet to even post a status (that’s due to me not knowing how). I think even if i did, no one would care.

    I am glad to see Google thinking of new things to do. Especially with photos. It seems people nowdays take photos so they can post to FB and see how many “Likes” they can get.

    If anything I would consider A&M to be my community. It’s a lot friendlier than what i’ve seen on FB. The conversations here are awesome as well.

    Update with totally pointless info unrelated to post: i did purchase a new car recently. I got myself a CM sticker to affix to the back window. A small decal like those Apple stickers I always see. I can’t wait to be approached by someone “in the know” and have a great convo.

    Here’s the link to the sticker if you are looking for something similar:
    http://www.androidswag.com/cyanogenmod-decal.html

  • http://facebook.com/jestertx2001 Jes

    I wonder how a hashtag gets added to the auto-complete list. Can anyone add a hashtag to it or is it based on how many people manually typed out the hashtag before?

  • damambt

    I’ll +1 that !

  • Billy

    I really love G+ and try to use it but find most of the people I know are reluctant to use the service or switch … even though most of them have accounts. I think it may just take time to catch on …

  • dil

    Now Google moving with a strategy///

    YouTube =Video sharing
    Google+=photo sharing
    G Music=music sharing

    that completes entertainment zone…………

    In my opinion Google is in fight not with Facebook but with Microsoft as a way to move entertainment zone to cloud……How abt that!

  • honourbound68

    go go google+

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  1. Google+ is takin things to a whole other level now! lol

    • Google+ has been gaining users slowly and steadily. That is a nice thing. Good to have a competitor to Facebook

    • a whole…. nuba… lebol!
      now if only more of my friends were on it….

  2. i am sure this will be appreciated by a few segments out there….

  3. Google Plus is brilliant.

    Now, friends, get off Facebook and move to a better service.

  4. :O Nice additions!! I would totally wanna stop using Facebook and use Google+ instead, but many of my friends are still stuck with Facebook :(

    • yeah, I agree. I would love to use Google+ but two problems: (1) I am having trouble getting my facebook friends to go over there and (2) those that have never post/read over there because they can’t get THEIR friends to go over there. Frustrating, as I feel it is a superior product for what I use it for…

  5. Facebook fatigued here. I don’t have the energy to move to a another version of FB. I’m way past the point that I feel I need to continually add to my friend list.

  6. I’d make fun of it, but I’m sure I’ll use it.

  7. I have come to the conclusion I am a crappy friend. I find that people really don’t care about what I say or do. So I rarely post on FB…hell I have yet to even post a status (that’s due to me not knowing how). I think even if i did, no one would care.

    I am glad to see Google thinking of new things to do. Especially with photos. It seems people nowdays take photos so they can post to FB and see how many “Likes” they can get.

    If anything I would consider A&M to be my community. It’s a lot friendlier than what i’ve seen on FB. The conversations here are awesome as well.

    Update with totally pointless info unrelated to post: i did purchase a new car recently. I got myself a CM sticker to affix to the back window. A small decal like those Apple stickers I always see. I can’t wait to be approached by someone “in the know” and have a great convo.

    Here’s the link to the sticker if you are looking for something similar:
    http://www.androidswag.com/cyanogenmod-decal.html

  8. I wonder how a hashtag gets added to the auto-complete list. Can anyone add a hashtag to it or is it based on how many people manually typed out the hashtag before?

  9. I’ll +1 that !

  10. I really love G+ and try to use it but find most of the people I know are reluctant to use the service or switch … even though most of them have accounts. I think it may just take time to catch on …

  11. dilGuest 3 years ago

    Now Google moving with a strategy///

    YouTube =Video sharing
    Google+=photo sharing
    G Music=music sharing

    that completes entertainment zone…………

    In my opinion Google is in fight not with Facebook but with Microsoft as a way to move entertainment zone to cloud……How abt that!

  12. meme decalsGuest 3 years ago

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