Google has released an update for the official Google Plus app for the Android smartphones. The new Google+ App update brings content stream customisation and much demanded customisations for Huddle (Group chat).
Google Plus is the new social network that lets users share text, photos, videos and links with other contacts added to different lists called Circles. The Google Plus App is available for Android phones running version 2.1 or higher.
Google Plus or Google+ app for Android has been quite popular due to its sleek interface and instant upload function which creates a private album for user in the clouds. The new update for the app brings the option to adding individual circle streams along-side the main stream.
In simple words, it is like adding individual circle streams to view as you swipe between Nearby, Main Stream and Incoming streams. You have to just swipe from right to left on the main stream to access the stream of individual circles.
Huddle (group chat) users can set permissions for the different users who can start huddle with them. So now you have options – Anyone, Your Circles and Extended Circles that can be set to allow them to invite you in a Huddle. Also you can dismiss the new Huddle invitations.
Huddle maniacs can now add entire circle or multiple users to a huddle. However, one issue remains unsolved — if a single person has invited another single person for a huddle, neither of them can leave that huddle. Also, bit of eye candy has been offered with a new feature that will let users to set a photo as wallpaper.
Since the default profile privacy settings are visible to all, anyone can add anyone on Google Plus. Several users complain about random folks adding them to Google Plus but most people forget to make best of the profile specific privacy settings.
Notably, during the second quarter earnings call recently, Google chief executive officer Larry Page announced that Google+ already got over 10 million users with 1 billion items being shared every day on it.
The social network is expected to grow in coming times if the app comes to other mobile platforms as well.