Google+ iPad App Updated: Adds New Photo Features, Removes Hangouts

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The Google+ iPad app has been updated today, to Version 4.4.0. Top of the list of new features is support for the new Google+ photos features announced at the recent Google I/O event – including Auto Enhance. You can even see the autoawesome animations that Google+ creates in the app now.

That’s good news for iPad users of the Google+ app. More good news is a few new features that I think have been high on many users’ wish lists:

– Ability to edit comments
– Control how often What’s Hot posts appear in your stream
– Ability to copy the post’s permalink
– Ability to edit more profile fields and upload a cover photo

The bad news is that Hangouts have been removed from the Google+ app – when you tap to go to them now you’re shunted out to the horrifically ugly and less than half-baked Hangouts app. Hopefully the iPad Hangouts app will be getting an *extreme* makeover sometime very soon.

Here’s the full change list for this latest Google+ for iPad update:

– New Google+ Photos features keep photos organized and looking their best
* Make your photos look even better with Auto Enhance
* Browse highlights from all your photos
* Share short animations, panoramas, and more
– Hangouts has moved to it’s own app for messaging and video calls
– Discover interesting content via related hashtags
– Ability to edit more profile fields and upload a cover photo
– New interactive Google Offer posts in the stream
– Control how often What’s Hot posts appear in your stream
– Support for displaying strikethrough text
– Ability to edit comments
– Ability to copy the post’s permalink

I know we have some Google+ users here. What do you all think of this latest update to Google+ for iPad?


Patrick Jordan

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