Google+

Google has updated its Google+ app, bringing a host of improvements. Two of the biggest gripes I have heard about the app are that there is no way to leave a 1-1 Huddle and that notifications are slow or spotty. With this latest update, Google has  answered both of those concerns, giving users the ability to hide 1:1 Huddles and has improved the reliability of notifications. To hide a 1:1 Huddle, go into your conversation hit Menu and then Hide. It's great to see them iterating so quickly and listening to user feedback. Here is the full changelog:

  • Improved notifications reliability
  • "_add to circle" notifications shown in bulk
  • Share stream posts to individual people
  • Clicking a +mention takes you to the person’s profile
  • +mentions now autofill from your Circles
  • Stream no longer resets to top when screen is rotated
  • Nearby accuracy
  • Start a 1:1 huddle from a person’s profile or a group huddle from a circle profile
  • Hide 1:1 huddles
  • Clickable links in huddles
  • Improved autocomplete when adding a person to a huddle

To get the latest update, hit up the app links after the break.

 
There are 20 comments

J T M says:

Hopefully this means i get notifications almost instantly, and not half an hour or more after someone posts something.

I usually got my notification instantly, never a problem there. But I didn't like I couldn't close 1:1 huddles tho, cuz I sent a test to myself lol. Good to see Google working hard. Can't wait for more enhancements to the site.. and OPEN enrollment!

ev99wutang says:

Hmm wish I had an invite for Google+

image2nv says:

How do you "unhide" a one on one huddle? And why can't you just LEAVE a one on one huddle like other huddles?

intenz says:

Someone got APK? :)

moosc says:

Don't have a update yet

bplewis24 says:

Not only are links clickable in Huddle now, but you can copy them as well.

WHAT KEYBOARD IS THAT?!?!?!?!

Sean Brunett says:

Swype :)

Scorp84 says:

Yes it's Swype. I'm using it too. But how to apply that skin to swype? Is it a modified APK of swype? Because my swype looks totally different and I couldn't find a skin/theme option.

intenz says:

Someone with root living in the U.S., download the update and extract the APK for us non U.S. users! :)

LGiusti84 says:

I'm not in the US and my phone update it automaticaly yesterday, to bad I don't have a Google+ account yet.

may be you should try again, but if you still need the APK, tell me and I'll post it

Vagrant_1 says:

Wow people still need invites to G+?? I had no idea wish I could invite from app and if you can Idk how. Need to do much more from app i don't like using pc

Is anybody else having trouble getting to Huddles with this latest update? I click on it and all I get is a popup that says "Waiting for connection" with a Close button.

Turko says:

i trade my google music invites for google plus invite ....

+1

CaCHooKaMan says:

they still need to add video upload other than when using instant upload

How about the ability to block people from the app.

Now if Google would only modify the app so it took up less space I would be really happy. Anyone else find it ironic that the people who make our OS cannot make an app that takes up an efficient and reasonable amount of space?