The latest update to Google+ rolls out new photo features after an initial debut on the web and Android, brings iOS app in line with the social network's major overhaul.
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Google+ for iOS updated with enhanced photo functions

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A few weeks back at Google I/O several new photo features were rolled out to Google+, but iOS users weren’t invited to the party until now. A new update Google’s social network app includes automatic photo enhancements and the ability to create an animated GIF from several pictures uploaded to a Google+ profile. The app will also highlight a user’s top shots.

Also baked into the latest version of Google+ for iOS are expanded hastags, which provides an automated list of relavent tags for status update. The changelog makes mention of Hangouts migrating to their own app, but you can still initiate a chat direct from Google+ for now. Here’s the full changelog:

  • New Google+ Photos features keep photos organized and looking their best
    • Make your photos look even better with Auto Enhance
    • Browse highlights from all your photos
    • Share short animations, panoramas, and more
  • Hangouts has moved to it’s own app for messaging and video calls
  • Discover interesting content via related hashtags
  • Ability to edit more profile fields and upload a cover photo
  • New interactive Google Offer posts in the stream
  • Control how often What’s Hot posts appear in your stream
  • Support for displaying strikethrough text
  • Ability to edit comments
  • Ability to copy the post’s permalink

The update to Google+ version 4.0 is available now as a free download. Find it in the App Store.

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  • Renkman

    Nice update. Photo enhancing is EVERYWHERE now-a-days. Hard to decide at what stage in my routine to make edits.