Google+ update brings improved, global notifications


A new upgrade for Google+ has hit the Google Play Store, and I think many of you folks are going to like what you find. This update’s big thing is notifications, something quite important for any social networking experience. Notifications are now global, meaning anything you check on the web version will be reflected on mobile, and vice versa.

This is useful for people like me who switch between the two quite often and hate having to go through and dismiss all of them when you’ve already read them. This’ll work for both reading the notification or simply dismissing it. Google has also separated the notifications area into read and unread items. Another big change Google has added is a bell icon in the web version’s Google bar, and in the mobile version, to let you know if there’s new content waiting for you.

If all of that wasn’t enough, you ca now delete your Google+ photos from the photo view, the sliding navigation menu is now styled to be like other recent Google app updates such as Gmail and Play Music, and tapping into a post will now show you both the number of comments and the amount of reshares. All of that sound good enough? I thought it might — head over to the Google Play Store to grab it.

[via +Vic Gundotra]

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    And Google Play Music also has an update!

  • Gideon Waxfarb

    Would like the app even more if they’d bring back the ‘long press post to mute’ option in the mobile version. For whatever reason, they refuse to do so. I’ve been meaning to try and get v2.5 up and running in Android 4.2, which was the last version to have this feature.

    • MichaelTolly

      Open post – menu button – mute.

      • Gideon Waxfarb

        Right, so I have to open each post to mute it. Since I mute a lot, that’s an extra step that wasn’t necessary before.

  • King_James_The_Wicked

    Very nice update for Play Music… More fixes than the +

  • rustygh

    I didn’t see any updates …oh that’s right, because I froze both those stupid apps

    • Eric Junior

      Nobody cares what you don’t like. Just saying.

  • fredphoesh

    very nice BUT the notifications update I was hoping for is one where you can specify which topics in a community you would like to receive notifications for…

  • Eric Junior

    When you say “global notifications,” I think one app for all notifications, not an update that fixes a bug and, yes, I consider something that should have always been but wasn’t, a bug.

  • taz89

    Got the new update.. Have the new slide to open side bar but mu notifications still look the same and don’t see no bell icon.