Google+ Update

Looks like Android's Google+ app just got a nice little update to add some more features -- including the ability to search! -- and squash some bugs. Here's the full changelog:

  • Search
  • +1 photos
  • High resolution photo upload support
  • See if someone's online and currently typing in Messenger conversations
  • Start Messenger conversations by just entering a phone number
  • Links to posts or profiles can now open inside of the app
  • Instant Upload supports videos again
  • Several stability improvements and bug fixes

It's live now on phones and in the web Market. Have at it!

Thanks, @J_Godd, for the tip!

There are 21 comments

Cares says:

They changed the App Icon to red and white only!

Salacon says:

Am I the only one that much prefers the old icon? I really don't care for the red and white logo...

wpavlik2 says:

Yeah, I liked the old logo, too. Not sure why the thought the logo needed to change.

Jonneh says:

Gmail is red & White, as well as the new Youtube (by Google) is now just a red rectangle with a white play button in the middle. G+ being red & white makes sense, though I do agree I kind of prefer the old logo.

•See if someone's online and currently typing in Messenger conversations

- Stalking?

Danrarbc says:

It's the same functionality nearly every other messaging service has.


Firespyer says:

there is also a goggles & maps update showing

Glenuendo says:

I have those updates too. Going for the triple play combo.

mikec8785 says:

I'm actually really excited about the currently typing feature in Messenger. I came from a BB and that was one of my favorite features of BBM and I'm hoping Messenger (should still be Huddle) will get to the level of BBM.

I'd be happy if I could just get "push" notifications in messenger. I agree it would be a great BBM competitor, except that I sometimes don't get notifications for new messages until several HOURS later.

I've been shocked that this hasn't been fixed yet. Hopefully this update addresses that...but I'm not holding my breath.

migespy says:

All I can see is a Galaxy Nexus :( sad face

PharmNerd says:

"Start Messenger conversations by just entering a phone number"

Wonder how this works... Does this mean free phone calls over Wi-Fi??

y2whisper says:

Still can't initiate hangouts from mobile.
thanks firespyer for the tip about the other apps. goggles now having continuous mode is a +

Premium1 says:

maps is updated too.

dwd3885 says:

what was the max resolution photo upload before?

noszero says:

Can I delete conversations in messenger yet? If not the rest means nothing to me.

bobsageek says:

Proper check-ins are back, and +1 photos and post from in app too, excellent.

They brought back the auto upload for videos. I miss that feature. Glad to see it back.

captain_dl says:

Can we view animated .gif files from the handheld yet? Heck no!!!

aaronwe says:

The update is buggy for me. I keep getting notifications about new comments even after I read them. Sigh.