Google+ (Google Plus)

Join the popular social media network for business or pleasure

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    Other Communication

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    Android 3.3 / Android 3.1 / Android 2.1 / Android 4.1.1 / Android 2.2 / Android 4.1.2 / Android 4.1 / Android 4.2 / Android 4.3 / Android 3.2 / Android 4.2.1 / Android 4.2.2 / Android 3.0 / Android 2.3 / Android 4.0

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.8 (32)

Google+ is a social networking app designed by Google for users who want an alternative to other sites like Facebook. While you probably used the web version on Chrome or another browser, you should check out this latest version of the app. Unlike the mobile version, which required that you use a browser on your phone, this new app gives you full access to all Google+ features without using a browser.

This new version of Google+ comes with a ton of helpful and useful features like a messaging system that lets you connect and chat with friends instantly from your phone. If you do not have a strong cell signal but have a good wireless internet connection, you can send messages faster on this app than you could via texting. Some users love this messaging feature even more than they like Facebook Messenger.

Many of the best features of this app work with the camera on your phone and help you store, edit and organize all your photos. The Auto Backup ensures that you never lose or accidentally delete a photo again. This feature automatically saves a back up of each photo you take and instantly moves it to your Google+ account for viewing later. With its Auto Enhance feature, you can now edit and enhance your photos to make each one look better than ever. It also has an Auto Highlight feature that will show you some of the top pictures you took in the past.

When you use Google+, you can stay in touch with loved ones on the go and update them about your life. It has a Locations feature that will use GPS to automatically search for your current location. You can then tag the photos and videos you took as well as your most recent status update to include that location.

The main problem with Google+ is that there aren't a lot of people using it right now, which will make it hard to form friendships and find people for your circles. You may dislike the users and tags that it recommends too. Most people looking for an alternative to Facebook and other social networking apps though will love using Google+.

Pros:

  • Has a messaging feature that might replace Facebook Messenger and texts
  • Gives you full access to all the features on the mobile version via your phone
  • Features a better news feed that uses big photos to show you helpful info
  • Lets you share posts to other users listed in your circles
  • A Locations setting now lets you select your current location when sharing details

Cons:

  • Fewer users mean that you will have a harder time making new friends and forming connections
  • You must have Android 4.0 already installed and running to use the app
  • Some videos will run without your permission
  • May recommend hash tags that you don't want to use
  • Will not let you link all your social networking accounts

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