Google+ as you know is Facebook competitor from Google. Since its launch last June, it has been making great strides in bring new features to make it on par with other networks and to also wow the users with revolutionary new ideas. Here is the roundup of the latest features in Google+.
New lightbox features to view photos
Lightbox is the feature to watch photos and comment on them. In the newest update, Google enables users to watch the photos fullscreen and make the commenting a lot easier.
New features for Google+ pages
Google+ pages allows businesses and organizations to setup their fan pages and interact with the features. Google is now enabling businesses to have multiple managers managing a page and have also more strong integrated Google +1 with the fan counts.
Shake your phone to send feedback
This is a simple new feature to share feedback easily with Google. If you have a bug or other issues, you can just shake your iPhone and the Google+ feedback screen appears.
When Google+ was launched there was no support for hashtags – the keywords that users can embed in their content to make it easily searchable and browsable on those keywords. Google+ have now added the hashtags and unlike Twitter they provide an autocomplete feature for hashtags that will help people choosing the right keywords in their hashtags.
Adjust volume of a circle
For the heavy users the big problem with Google+ has always been the heavy volume of content from a small subpopulation of users. One of your friends could hog a whole lot of your feeds. This new feature allows you to set volume per circle, and that would mean the world news circles can have lesser volume than your family and friends.
What’s hot feature
With so many going around, you are always puzzled to understand what the real news is. This feature enables you to identify the trends, similar to Twitter trends.
Ripples: Watch visually how a particular content is shared across circles
Ripples feature enables users to see how a particular content gets propagated across a network. You see the sharing patterns that will help you optimize your content publishing.
Creative kit for editing photos on the go
While you can post photos in any network, there was never really a photo editing application in any one of them. So, if you wanted to change a photo, say crop them or reduce the blur you have to remove the photo, edit it in your PC and reupload it. But with the new creative kit you can edit your photos on the go.
Share a favorite circle with others
This is similar to Twitter list feature. Circles are users grouped together for sharing common characteristics. You could create a circle each for photographers, tech bloggers and famous CEOs for example. Apart from creating the circles, the new feature also enables you to share the circles with your friends, that would enable them to directly follow the group of users you have curated.