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Google+ for Android updated with Community moderator controls and more

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Google+ for Android updated with Community moderator controls and more
A couple days ago, word came out that Google+ had surpassed Twitter to become the 2nd largest social network in terms of active users. (And, please don't bother claiming that Google+ is a "ghost town", because all that shows is that you don't use the service properly.) That was some big news, and now the Google+ app for Android has gotten an update to add a couple of nice new features, including additional Community moderator controls, and more.

Google+ for Android updated with Community moderator controls and more
The Community moderator controls are the big addition to the update (at least for us), because it now allows moderators to take action on posts that Google+ has flagged as potential spam. This means moderators can now remove spam posts, or make visible posts that were mistakenly labeled as spam. 

Additionally, a new option has been added alongside existing options to add a photo or mood when creating a post to also add a link. And, in a bit of a UI tweak, the notifications tray has been given its own space. The notifications used to be listed under the navigation links in the left-side tray, but now the notifications tray is all by itself coming from the right side of the screen. 

If you want to give it a shot, the Google+ is available for free in the Google Play Store. And, don't forget to join the PhoneArena Google+ Community, because we're hoping to do another Hangout sometime around the end of this month!

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posted on 30 Jan 2013, 19:51

1. Ballua (Posts: 16; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)

I am a TRUE community enjoyee. lol

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 21:50

2. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

I might start hanging out there more. I just dont do ANY social networks anymore. So its not just Google+ I rarely go to...its all of them.

Might actually be better for me since no one I know uses it.

posted on 30 Jan 2013, 23:01

3. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)

Michael Heller, Please do a hangout once a week, and upload it to youtube after doing it, it will be nice

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 12:53

4. JeffPom (unregistered)

Google+ as a Facebook alternative - Still kinda a ghost town.

But they have done a ton of remodeling I've noticed, and have read a lot lately where there's so much more to it. I really need to look at it again, because there is indeed activity.

(However, from what I can see - some of that may be forced, just because of the integration needed now on youtube, etc...)

posted on 31 Jan 2013, 16:24

5. oyalinkaya (Posts: 29; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)

No site can be a Facebook alternative!
Facebook is Facebook, and Twitter is Twitter.

I use Google+ regularly and my community shows that it is nothing like a ghost town.

Google+ is your personalized Google service, you can reach your search query returns without being forced to type anything. As far as I have experienced Google is the best "did you mean" and "you may like" engine. Twitter and Facebook also tries that marvel, but so far I was only amazed at their recommendation routine, in a bad way.

If you use an Android phone and your primary e-mail service is gmail, you are missing a lot unless you participate in the Google+ community.

My flow page was like a ghost town at first, yet Google has learned a lot about me and now he is closing in to be my best friend. Just like a super duper robot with a great AI, it was locked in the closet when we first met. Now, I understand its value and we are happy together.

I highly recommend G+...

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