Google Plus for Android gets an update with photo sharing improvements and location sharing

Google has just rolled out an updated build of their mobile app for Google+. The app adds some of the features that were recently introduced on the web edition.

Google highlighted the major changes

The app now comes with loads of improvements to photo sharing. This includes:

Auto Backup, to safely and privately store your photos as you snap them
Auto Highlight, to browse a selection of top shots from every set of photos you add
Auto Enhance, to make subtle improvements to the people and places in your images, automatically
Auto Awesome, to create fun new versions of your pictures (like animations and panoramas) based on the photos in your library

Google has also integrated some of the popular image filters from their Snapseed platform right inside Google+.

Users also get easy access to locations of their friends. Location sharing is of course configurable so you decide who can access your own location.

The app also now support Google’s auto-hashtag feature so that you can quickly search for popular keywords on the platform by clicking on them. Google added:

Photos, location and the stream are only some of the things we’ve improved in today’s update. Notifications are nicer to look at and easier to use. You can edit additional profile fields on the go. And there’s one-tap access to the all new Hangouts app — just to name a few. Google+ for Android is rolling out to Google Play throughout the day, so look for the update (v4.0), and let us know what you think. And of course: stay tuned for 43.

Incidentally, Google+ Messenger has not been removed in this update. Looks like Google needs a bit more time to bring the archives from Messenger to Hangouts.

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