Google has updated the Google+ Android app today to match the revamped designs on the desktop version of the social network. Google+ for Android now gives users access to automatic photo enhancements and Auto Awesome while they are on-the-go. Other features that have been added to the Google+ Android app includes instant hashtagging and improved notifications.
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Google has launched a new service for Google+ that allows publishers to include a new discovery feature for any mobile news website. This feature helps mobile websites drive more traffic to other articles, not just the one that they are current reading.
In Android version 4.2 (Jelly Bean) there is a feature in the camera called the Photo Sphere. Photo Sphere lets you take 360-degree panoramic images. Photo Sphere is compatible with Google+ so that users in the social network can interact with the spheres to view them. Now you can embed an interactive 360-degree slideshow on any website you want through a new widget that uses the Google+ Platform API , according to Engadget.
Glamour Magazine has found a creative way to monetize Google+ Hangouts. Starting today, Glamour magazine has launched a month-long series of Google+ Hangouts that will feature staff members and products. Around eight out of the nine Google+ Hangouts are sponsored by a company, whose products will be featured prominently in the content.
Google has been consistently adding some great new features to Google+. Today Google+ has added full-size image uploads from the desktop, whic can be applied to profile photos and new albums. The announcement was made by Google senior software engineer on his Google+ profile.
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Google+ is now letting users add animated GIFs as their profile photos. The announcement was made by Google Photos/Events Lead Matt Steiner. The GIFs will be animated on desktops and mobile devices just “like newspapers in Harry Potter.” Steiner showed an example of animated GIF profile picture usage on his own Google+ profile (photo below). Yesterday Google+ also added photo filters to their mobile apps.