Google+ major update brings back Events, adds zoom functionality, more

Google+ major update brings back Events, adds zoom functionality, more
One of Google's apps that didn't got attention for a really long time, Google+ has been resurrected with the release of a new update, which brings back one feature and adds a few more.

It appears that Google wants to make Android and iOS users start taking advantage of Google+ app once again, but that won't be possible after a single update.

Nevertheless, the search giant announced that Google+ will receive the Event feature back. The feature will be rolled out starting January 24, so users will be able to create and join events on the Google+ web. However, Google states that Events will not be available for G Suite for the time being.

Furthermore, the update adds zoom functionality to photos on Google+ web, which is especially useful to photographers who want to get up close and personal with the pictures they are interested in.


Another new feature implemented with the latest update focuses on conversations aspect. Basically, Google has decided to hide lower quality comments on posts, so only those comments that really matter will remain visible. Still, these low-quality comments can be read by clicking or tapping “View more comments.”

All three new features mentioned will be rolled out to Google+ users on both the Android and iOS devices over the next couple of weeks.

source: Google

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5 Comments

1. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

why don't they kill this app and use the money on R&D for modular phones or on google glasses

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Google has money for it all They are still working on Google Glass The 2017 Ara is barely more modular than the Moto Z Google tried but failed to make the Phonebloks dream into a reality Hence Google mostly likely killed Ara because it wasn't going to sell well (like the Moto Z)

2. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

Google what? :-P

3. warrenellis93

Posts: 545; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

ah the palm pre, my favorite phone

4. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

They still haven't added in Admin tools in the iOS app. Anytime I want to approve people for a group I am a part of, I have to either use safari or pull out my Android tablet. I'm amazed Google even remembers what G+ is, they haven't touched it in years.

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