Google+ | Android Central

Order Samsung Galaxy S8: AT&T | Verizon | T-Mobile | Sprint | Unlocked

  • Editor's Choice
Category: Social


Editor(s) who recommend this app
(9) Members who recommend this app:
  • Vendor: Google Inc.
  • Version: Varies with device
  • Price: Free

Part of your Google account is membership in Google's social networking (and more) site Google+. A lot has been said about Google+, both for and against, but to really get to understand what it is and how it works you need to jump in with both feet and give it a try. The app is already installed on your Android, and if you've already signed into your Android with your Google account for Google Play, you're ready to go and can just open it up and get started.

The social part is pretty much like you would expect. There's a timeline filled with posts from all the people you follow, where they have shared anything and everything. You can give the posts you like a "+1" and you can comment and interact with anyone you like. We've found Google+ to be (mostly) a friendly place and filled with people from all walks of life. And William Shatner's there.

Maybe the best part of Google+ is the built-in image hosting, sharing, and editing. As long as you keep your pictures under 2048MB, you get unlimited uploads each with it's own unique URL. There's also a proper image editor built right in where you can touch things up or get creative, and Google has features they call Auto Awsome that can create an animated .gif from a series of images, or make a highlight video from an event, or even add falling snow if the content calls for it. But don't worry — you can always undo any of this, and nothing is shared with the public until you say it is.

Google may use Google+ as a single tie-in for your Google account, but we think it's a great app and network in its own right.

Be sure to circle Android Central on Google+!


Google+ - Photos

Google+ RSS Feed
google plus

Did you know Google+ is 6 years old today?

Are you even still using the social network? Look, I'd never go up to a six-year-old kid and say, bluntly, "I forgot it was your birthday." That would probably melt the child's heart enough to warrant at least a year of therapy when he hits college. But the truth is, I forgot that today was Google...

Google+ update adds new comment moderation, brings back events

Hey, Google+ is still a thing! The pace of updates to Google+ has dwindled over the last year, but in a reminder that the platform is very much still alive Google has rolled out three solid updates. The changes, which will come via app and web updates in the next couple of weeks, center around...

Google is bringing its bandwidth-saving RAISR image processing to your Android phone

RAISR let's Google show off your best photos without the extra bandwidth. Google is constantly searching for ways to make it easier for us to share and use technology. Back in November 2016, they showcased RAISR, a new method for image processing that takes a low-res upload of a photo and uses...
Google+ for Android gets faster web browsing, Community tools and more

Google+ for Android gets faster web browsing, new Community tools and more

Google is now rolling out an update to the Google+ Android app. Google+ 7.3 comes along with a number of new features, improvments, and bug fixes, including faster web browsing while on Wi-Fi, with the app pre-rendering web pages when you're viewing a post. This update also adds more Community...
Google Wave

Blast from the past — Google Wave began closing down five years ago today

"What might email look like if it was invented today?" is the question Lars Rasmussen asked a room full of developers at the 2009 Google I/O right before taking everyone on a tour of Google Wave. It couldn't be more clear from Vic Gundotra's introduction of the developer preview during the Day 2...
Google+ and YouTube

Google to remove Google+ signup requirements for YouTube and other products

Users of the Google+ social network soon won't need to use it in order to access other Google services. The company has revealed plans to slowly reduce the requirement for Google+ accounts for services such as uploading videos to YouTube and more. Google has already announced it will be...
Google+ Collections begin rolling out to users

Collections begin arriving on Google+, lets you group your posts by topic

Google+ is getting yet another new feature, Collections, which allows you to group your posts by topic. Collections is the latest feature to be added to Google+, allowing you to group your posts by topic instead of posting at random. Grouping posts by topic is nothing new; Pinterest has been...
Community pages get a face-lift in latest Google Plus for Android update

Community pages get a face-lift in latest Google Plus for Android update

Google has started rolling out an update to Google Plus on Android today that brings a new and refreshed look to community pages. The new look brings Google Plus Communities a bit more in line with the look of profile pages, with a large header image at the top of the page just above the...
Google+ is a vast platform that most don't quite fully understand the value of.

The ultimate guide to Google+

This is everything you need to know about Google+, in one handy guide. Google+ is the social backbone of the Google platform and a pretty decent social network for the millions of users who inhabit it. Thanks to its ties to Hangouts, Google+ can also become your own personal podcast, meeting...
Polls are fun. Polls on Google+ open new worlds of discussion and debate.

How to run a poll on Google+

Polls are a nice, easy ways to gauge opinions. Politicians are always using polls to assess voter — and donor — opinions. Google Opinion Rewards pays us for answering their short polls. Here at Android Central, our weekly polls are one of the many ways we try to see what you, our readers,...
Google+ Account Switch

How to switch accounts on the Google+ app

Things in mobile apps tend to not be in the same places as their desktop browser counterparts.{.intro} Whether you're trapped between Google Apps and regular Google accounts, helping maintain a Google+ Page, or you're running an intricate multi-user text-based RPG through a G+ Community,...
Google+ Auto Backup

How to Auto Backup images and movies to Google+

The memories you capture with your smartphone don't have to disappear when something bad happens. There are many photo backup services available to Android users today. Almost all of these services rely on offering a small amount of storage in a cloud backup somewhere, and when you take a...


1 comment

Reader comments


1 Comment