Mar 25 AT 3:23 PM Dustin Earley 19 Comments

Google+ for Android updated for better mobile experience


Available now in Google Play, Google+ for Android will see its first major update in a while to version 3.6. The update features a handful of usability tweaks, including enhanced community management, some small changes to your newsfeed, and changes to the way media and links are handled.

Fully detailed on the Google+ blog, the latest version of the Google+ app for Android ushers in some welcome changes to the service. A lot of the changes are subtle, but together add up to a much better experience. For example, posts in your timeline now include more text, in both the original message and comments. And media, including things like links, pictures and videos, are now instantly accessible right from your timeline with a single tap. You no longer have to open the original message, then tap again. Neither are exactly earth shattering changes, but both are essential to making your time spent within the app more enjoyable.

Other changes include the ability to limit the amount of content seen from communities directly from the app, send community invites, and use the full suite of community moderation tools. You can now share your location, with customized visibility options. And finally, there have been some layout changes involving the +1 and share button. iOS users have gained access to basic Snapseed-style photo editing from directly within the app, but at this time, Android users have been left behind.

The update to Google+ for Android is available for download now. Be sure to check it out and let us know what you think.

Source: Google+ Blog

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

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  • jaxidian

    I find myself using G+ more and more these days. That said, I still really wish they’d open up some good APIs for third-party clients. If I could use a good third-party client, I’d totally be using G+ as my Twitter-replacement!

    • Richard Yarrell

      Definitely won’t be seeing barf bags like squiddy20 and snowbdr89 on Google Plus. Matter of fact you won’t find them on no real social site their too cowardly.

      • squiddy20

        Barf bags? What are you, 10?
        For the record I do have a Facebook (under my real name, of course). I also had a G+ profile for a bit (also utilizing my real name), but didn’t like it. So much for your baseless, unfounded, and completely ridiculous “insults”. Wanna try harder?

      • Steam

        Did you lose your jar of pennies, Richard? Now you think _joining a social network_ is a status-symbol?! Good Lord, you’re so far beyond mindlessly pathetic, you can see the curvature of the universe from that point.

  • You got a meth mouth

    Didnt know google+ was still alive….i heard its a wasteland

    • Richard

      Be useful to look before you comment.

  • Nathan D.

    Sweet, updating now :-)

  • GE918

    I never check the box for auto update.

  • rantmo

    I very much like the new look, it’s much cleaner and easier to read on smaller devices. I feel like it’s more responsive and functional too.

  • jamal adam

    It looks even nicer and is more fluid and I like that the commenting is simpler now.

  • redraider133

    I’m liking the new look and overall smoothness that seems to have come with the update.

  • donger

    Updates are welcome.

  • Pravas

    Checking Now…..

  • Steve Nutt

    I really like this update, all the little changes make for a much nicer experience when using the app. Now if they’d only bring back the scrolling widget it’d be time for a 5 star review.

  • Mast Max

    Great update

  • Asians eat puppies and kill cute seals, whale babies

    Im on facebook cause nobody has g+, it sux

  • LukeT32

    No mention of the new features on the tablet version?

  • rr2009

    gif for profile pic

  • shriram bhagwa

    Great update