Full-Screen Profile Pics, Return of New Posts Indicator Now on Google+ Web

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Another update has come out for the web preview, and it’s big!

Since the release of the new Google+ back in November, lots of improvements and fixes have been coming out at a fast pace, to the delight of us G+ fans. This time it’s no exception, so let’s jump in and see what this newest update brings.


Google+ iOS 5.2.0 Brings it Closer on Par with Android App

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G+ iOS users get some of those goodies that recently made their way to the Android app.

Though the Google+ mobile app is available for both Android and iOS devices, it seems like the former gets more of the attention, in turn receiving the most recent updates first. (The same can’t be said of Hangouts, however.) After the Android app got bumped up to v7.1.0 a few weeks ago, those on iOS can now rejoice as this latest 5.2.0 update brings it closer on par with its counterpart.

Google+ for Android v7.1 Rolls Out

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The Google+ team has pushed out a follow-up to this month’s major Android update.

Earlier this month the Google+ app for Android hit a milestone with the release of version 7.0.0, which included a ton of much-awaited updates, not least being the hiding of the bottom black bar when scrolling through your stream. This was in addition to the home screen now remembering your position after returning from another screen, and the display of autocomplete suggestions when searching, among other changes.

Last week, Google continued their relatively fast-pace of update releases with v7.1.0. Here, the most noticeable change is the ability to tap the Home icon to go right back to the top of your Home stream. This saves on scrolling endlessly or hitting refresh in the overflow menu. Pretty neat, don’t ya think?

Latest Web Preview: One-Click +1’s in Comments, More Precise Timestamps

Another week, another set of updates for the Google+ web preview!

The latest one contains three minor, albeit pretty handy ones nonetheless, that brings the preview more in parity with the old Google+.

One-Click 1’s in Comments

Though I generally enjoy using the new Google+, one thing that has annoyed me quite a bit is the extra amount of clicks required to do a certain action, like creating a new post or viewing posts from your circles. Now, though, whenever you hover over comments in a post, +1 buttons will appear at the right side (like before). This will definitely be a real time-saver.

Precise Post Timestamps

When you’re in the post view, ie. viewing an individual post, you can see exactly what day and time it was shared. It’s an improvement over the previous vague timestamps, which only said “X days ago” or “X weeks ago.”