Google+ mobile app review

March 26, 2013

Google has launched new versions of Android and iOS apps for Google + that has new functions from recently released desktop version plus greater ease of use. Google rolled out updated versions of its iPhone and Android Google+ apps and they are now available in both stores effective yesterday. After I downloaded the iOS one for my iPhone 5, there is no doubt the new mobile versions offer vast improvements in terms of photos, posts, profiles and communities. The most impressive part in terms of photos is the addition of image editing and filters that are familiar because I have in the past tried out Google’s Snapseed app. This is because some of its functionality has been built into the Google+ app to streamline the process.

The new has changed completely the way posts can be displayed and while responding part has also been improved with the buttons for re-sharing and liking in more prominent places. When I downloaded Android version for my Galaxy Tab 2, I was delighted how clicking on a photo or video link took me directly to that content. That was absolutely fabulous. With both apps, I am now capable of adding my current location to Google+ account and just like most social media platforms, the location remains an opt-in feature.  The redesigned apps have brought the new communities features introduced to the desktop version to the app version of Google+. I now able to invite people to a community or share content with the community members and can moderate community content on the go.

Contador Harrison