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Google+ App for Android Gets Updated -- Improved Notifications, 1:1 Huddles and More

Authored by: Steven Blum — Aug 3, 2011

Google+ for Android has just received a nice little update which improves on a number of the app's best-known features. It's now possible to start a huddle with someone via their profile or start a group huddle from a circle. The app also now notifies you of circle adds in bulk, so you don't have to do as much clicking. Mentioning people in a post is easier, as well as sharing content with just one other person. All in all, it's a sizeable update for such a new app. Full list of updates after the break.  

What's in this version:

  • Improved notifications reliability
  • "_add to circle" notifications shown in bulk
  • Share stream posts to individual people
  • Clicking a +mention takes you to the person’s profile
  • +mentions now autofill from your Circles
  • Stream no longer resets to top when screen is rotated
  • Nearby accuracy
  • Start a 1:1 huddle from a person’s profile or a group huddle from a circle profile
  • Hide 1:1 huddles
  • Clickable links in huddles
  • Improved autocomplete when adding a person to a huddle

Source: Android Market

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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