Google is rolling out a major update of their Google+ mobile app for Android devices. Here are the nine enhancements:
Auto Awesome Stories now combine your photos, videos and the places you visit into beautiful travelogues. You can read more at googleblog.blogspot.com.
Auto Awesome Movies are now available on Android, iOS and the web, so lots more people will receive highlight reels of their photos and videos.
You can now create animated GIFs and photobooth-style images on demand. Just tap the new plus button in Photos, and select either Motion or Mix.
Really big photo libraries are now supported on Android, so you can access your many thousands of photos quickly and easily.
You can now browse your entire photo library, as well as your highlights, by date. Just drag the new scroll bar to move forwards or backwards in time.
Profiles now display total content views on both Android and the web. (You can choose to show or hide this number via settings.)
A new navigation menu makes it easier to switch between your favorite circles and communities, as well as other places in the app.
It’s a lot easier to share content from your phone or tablet. To give it a try, just tap the new pencil icon at the bottom right of the stream.
The app menu now slides away as you move down the stream, letting posts fill the entire screen.
Sample Auto Awesome Stories Video:
Stories will be available this week on Android and the web, with iOS coming soon.
Google+ Movies can produce a highlight reel of your photos and videos automatically—including effects, transitions and a soundtrack. Today we’re bringing Movies to Android, iOS and the web, so lots more people will receive these video vignettes.