May 24 AT 8:50 AM Taylor Wimberly 30 Comments

Google+ for Android gets a visual refresh


Early this month Google released a major update for their Google+ mobile app, but it was only available on Apple’s iOS. Today Google announced that redesigned Google+ was finally making its way to Android.

We continue to work toward a simpler, more beautiful Google, and today we're accelerating these efforts with a new Google+ app for Android phones.Vic GundotraSenior Vice President

The big new feature is that mobile users can now start a hangout from their phone, but lots of other changes were included as well. New improvements include:

  • Visual refresh of the stream and improved navigation
  • Initiate a hangout from the main menu
  • Support for ringing hangout notification
  • Support for post editing
  • Messenger suggestions for people you may know
  • Download photos from posts or Messenger conversations

Grab the latest update from the Google Play Store link below and let us know what you think. Don’t forget to add +Android and Me to your circles if you want to chat and share Android related stories with us.


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Source: Google Blog

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