Google+ for Android updated with photos, location and stream improvements

Google+ for Android v4.0 brings various new features for the photo section of the social network. The update also improves location sharing and stream.

Published Date
21 - May - 2013
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21 - May - 2013
Google+ for Android updated with photos, location and stream impr...

Google last week rolled out some new features for its Google social networking service at the Google I/O event. The update, which brought in 41 new features, is now rolling out to Android counterpart of Google . Version 4.0 Google for Android improves the ways photos are handled on the network  with new features such as auto-highlight and auto-enhance functionality that automatically edits the pictures as well as lets you choose which in the lot are the most interesting for the uploads.

Google in a detailed blog post explains the new updates to its photos section:

  • Auto Backup, to safely and privately store your photos as you snap them
  • Auto Highlight, to browse a selection of top shots from every set of photos you add
  • Auto Enhance, to make subtle improvements to the people and places in your images, automatically
  • Auto Awesome, to create fun new versions of your pictures (like animations and panoramas) based on the photos in your library

The update includes some of Snapseed's popular photography tools such as Drama and Retrolux in a bid to provide more specific controls like saturation and contrast within the app.

The update also makes it easier to share location as well as sharing with desired circles. If someone shares his/her location, you'll see current status on their Google profile. On tapping the new 'Locations', you will see friends' current locations on a map. Google also makes it easier and gives the user more control over sharing their location, and with whom.

Now the feeds look more interactive and easy to navigate. Users can use popular #tags, appearing at the top right of individual posts, to check streams on a particular content.

Google has also improved the notifications layout, added ability to edit additional profile fields on the go and one tap-access to the all new Hangouts app. The updated Google for Android is now available via Google Play store.