Last week at the annual Android developer conference Google I/O, Google revealed some great new features for its social platform Google+. Along with the amazing features added to the web platform, the Google+ Android app was updated as well. We assembled a list of the most substantial features for you.
Photograph Like a Pro
The new app is making photo editing a breeze. Google+’s new auto enhance feature does just what it sounds like. By tweaking a few simple things, like contrast or adding some smoothing, your photos are automatically improved when uploaded. You don’t have to leave them auto-enhanced, but in my experience, Google+ actually does a fantastic job. Also related to photo editing, the new Plus app includes built-in Snapseed editing, for those who want more control over the changes made to their photos.
Oh Bro Where Art Thou
While Google+ Photos seem to gain most of the attention, the new Location Sharing option is also a cool feature that shouldn’t be ignored. From here you will be able to see where your friends are. These locations are displayed on a map and will only be shown for friends who are already sharing their location with you. This could give an option in the future for local businesses to promote themselves to the right audience.
Links Out – Hashtags In
There are also improvements to the stream itself, including use of hashtags in the mobile app. These tags will show on the top-right of the individual posts and tapping the hashtag will show other relevant posts about the topic.
The Google+ Android app is free for download in Google Play Store and is available for devices running Android 4.0 or later.
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