Google+ for Android update bringing latest features, including Snapseed integration, Hangouts button and more


When Google announced the new Google+ overhaul for the desktop and mobile web, the first question in our minds was “where’s the Android version?” We’re used to Google announcing these things in unison, but that didn’t happen this time. We figured we couldn’t be too far behind, though, and right we were: Google has just unveiled the latest major upgrade for Google+ on Android.

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The app update will feature mobile access to most, if not all, of the newest features, including a Hangouts button that replaces Messenger and takes you to the all new Hangouts app, new hashtag support, Location sharing with a map view, new photo editing options built-in thanks to Snapseed technology,  including auto enhance, auto highlight, auto backup and auto awesome, more beautiful layouts for viewing photos, and more.

The overall app design remains familiar, though there are some visual UI tweaks that make it all look just a bit more pretty and more polished. The update has only been detailed over at the Google+ blog for the time being, but it should be hitting the Google Play Store before sundown. Be on the lookout for it (we’ll update this post once it’s live) and get excited for a great new mobile experience!

[Update]: It looks like the new app is now live, though Google’s having some early technical difficulties. It appears someone forgot to make this thing available for those who have devices higher than Froyo or Gingerbread. Don’t worry, though, as Google is already aware and a fix should clear all of this up in due time.

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  1. dO YOU KNOW IF THIS UPDATE IS going to remove google+ Messenger??

    1. It should – it has a Hangouts section in the ribbon. Did you even look at the lead screenshot in the source?

      1. No. But thanks anyways. Already checked it out..

      2. There’s also a messenger button in the screenshot.

        1. I noticed the same.. probably Hangouts messenger? seems green like the hangouts app, thats what i Think :P

  2. That woman in the pics beautiful.

    1. use google goggles to search for her!

      1. Nah lol. I don’t wanna stalk her. She just caught me off guard.

  3. Not compatible with Galaxy Nexus…

    1. Thats happening for me as well.

      1. Same hereeeeeeee…

  4. Google Play says the app isn’t compatible with my device… I use a Nexus 4.

    1. Same here with my Nexus 4. I can’t install it. :(

    2. I believe that the rollout isn’t complete on the update yet.

    3. Now they’ve got it fixed.

  5. Ha! The Play Store is saying Google+ is currently incompatible with my Galaxy S3, Nexus 4, HTC One, Oppo Find 5, LG Optimus G, HTC Droid DNA, Transformer Pad, and my LG TV :p

    Guess they’re going to fix that once the update goes live.

    1. This update isn’t really an update yet . . . If you uninstall, you can’t reinstall being no devices are compatible. Epic Fail!

    2. Google is the king of launch fails, we should all know this by now lol

    3. It’s no biggie, just give them time. The same thing happened when they rolled out messenger, it was showing it was incompatible with most of my devices, then later that day everything was resolved and I got the update. I’m sure it’s the same thing, just for the time being, do NOT uninstall to try and force it, or else you’ll wind up being Google-Plus-less :-

  6. LOL! For once, newly updated app that works for my lowly HTC Incredible 2 still stuck on Gingerbread after nearly a year after an announcement that I’d be upgraded to ICS.

  7. Updated … and Messenger is still there. -_-

    1. Guess it does’nt remove messenger @makapav:disqus

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