Updating of Google+ with the new iPad & iPhone versions

Google announced on Tuesday that Google+ is now available on the iPad with the release of its latest version of iOS application. The Version 3.0 of the app for the iPhone now features an iPad optimized layout and support for the Retina display. Previously, Google was only offering support for iPhone but the current new app will allow the users to do Google+ Hangouts from their iPad as well. This app also supports the Goggle+ Events which is a useful feature for the users in pooling and displaying their event photos.  The other features also include the video chat with up to nine friends at a time.

On both the iOS devices the user can now be able to create and manage the Google Events. The users can also create an event, manage comments, add photos and see who is coming to the event. The users can also attach an instant upload photos to post.  Google informed that it has designed the new app with the iPad in mind. The new interactive features of this application include-

  • Expanding and pinching of the posts right into the users’ stream to their comments,
  • Starting a Hang out from the users’ iPad and streaming it to their TV using Airplay,
  • Just using two fingers to drag a post from the stream for an easy re-sharing.

The new iPad version of the Google+ consists of an intuitive interface layout that makes it easy to browse through circles and the user can use the app in either portrait or landscape views. The Google+ displays photos and headlines of the posts with big titles and the user can swipe to touch or browse to read more. The way in which Google+ organizes the circles is mind boggling in the new app. At the top center of the interface on the Home screen, the user can touch to bring up a drop down menu to browse their created Circles and also what’s hot currently on Google+ and activity from the other friends/participants nearby their location.

During the I/O conference held in late June, Google showed off the tablet edition of the app. The Google+ app is now a universal app designed for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. This app can be downloaded in the Apple Store for free.

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