Google+ for iOS Updated with Profile Redesign and Photo Filters

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Google has updated its Google+ for iOS app, adding new photo editing features like filters, rotation, and crop, alongside a new profile design that makes +1, reshare, and comment buttons easier to access.

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Back in September of 2012, Google purchased Snapseed, which was created by Nik Software. The new photo editing elements that are in the Google+ update come directly from the Snapseed app, with many of the same award winning filters and simple gesture-based editing tools. Here's a full list of the enhancements:

-New photo editing features: add filters, rotate, and crop
-New profile design
-New notifications tray
-New set-up flow for new users
-Control the volume of posts that you see in your stream from individual circles/communities
-Filter search results by best or most recent
-Tell your friends about a community (by sharing it or sending an invitation)
-Re-share posts to communities
-Display counts for unread messages in your communities
-Additional community moderation features

Google+ for iOS can be downloaded for free from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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99 months ago
Does anyone still use Google+?
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99 months ago
Stop this Instagram BS.
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99 months ago
Not sure if people use this, I have an account but literally no friends use it. All on Facebook or Twitter.
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99 months ago
You don't actually have to know someone to use Google+. That's what Facebook is for. I use it to follow people with the same interests as I, in this case, Photography and Jazz music. Lot's of great people to follow and discussions to partake in. Of course I'd love to have my friends on G+ so I can rid myself of FB altogether, but that's not going to happen. I love this update.
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99 months ago
Google+ should try to redefine how a social network is used rather than replicate and combine current social networks. That's not how you surpass market leaders.
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99 months ago
IMO, Google+ fails only because Facebook is too well entrenched. In a way, it's sort of stupid because from my experience, it's way better. It's strange why google can't get people to use it. It's like the whole world is driving around in broken down 80's Hyundai Pony hatchbacks, and here's someone saying, "come get your free beemer--got one for your friends, too" and everyone's like... nah... everyone's driving this POS... I think I'll keep driving it too.

But then, it is a *social* network. Makes sense, I suppose. I keep trying to coax my friends and family over, but they have the same issue. Leaving FB means leaving their social network. Ah well.
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