Google+ for iOS now available in the App Store

Google Plus, or Google+, is now available for iOS in the iTunes App Store. The social networking service, in which you divide up your friends, family and acquaintances into “Circles,” has taken off in the past few weeks and has even seen defectors from Facebook. When the service launched, we said that mobile users might make or break it, and that most early adopters probably use mobile devices for social networking. Google+ has been available for Android since it launched, and now iPhone and iPad users can finally enjoy a mobile version of it, too.

Here is the iTunes description of the app:

Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler. Huddle lets you send super-fast messages to the people you care about most. And no matter where you are, the stream lets you stay in the loop about what your friends are sharing and where they’re checking in.

* Circles let you share the right things with just the right people.
* Stream is where you can get updates from your circles or see what people are saying about things nearby.
* Huddle is super-fast group messaging for everyone in your circles.

Google+ is only available for users 13 and older.

It sounds like most of the features you’d want from the app are available now, but it’s worth noting that this is a version 1.0 product, so we can expect other perks and features to be added later. And sorry, kids! You have to be 13 and older to use the social networking service: you can try to sign up anyway, but you wouldn’t want Google deleting all your precious memories, would you?

If you’re an iOS user with an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, you can download Google+ from the iTunes App Store now for free.

[iTunes link]

  • It crashes. A lot.

    • Anonymous

      It was just updated in the App Store to fix the crash issue.

      • Updated. Still crashes. Must be iOS5b3.

        • Anonymous

          Ah yeah, lots of people on Twitter are complaining about beta compatibility issues.

      • Updated. Still crashes. Must be iOS5b3.

  • It crashes. A lot.

  • Anonymous

    doesn’t seem to be appearing on my iphone yet

  • brandy

    The link isn’t working, and it doesn’t come up in a search for google – did it get pulled already?

    • Anonymous

      It doesn’t come up in search, but I did provide the link twice in this post and they seem to work just fine. Give it another try?

      • The Other Genius at GMail

        It only works with devices with gps tech right now. It won’t appear in search for anything but iPhone (and 3G enabled iPad maybe?)

        Proof of concept: download on iPhone then check iPad app store under purchases and try to download. The error says it all.

      • Causalcapital

        Yes I have noticed that it isn’t popping up in itunes either … You can search for it and it doesn’t exist

  • Shim

    Not available for iPod touch for some reason. Same goes for the iPad. Hopefully that will change soon.

    • Anonymous

      Bummer. I do hope that changes soon. Tons of iPad and iPod touch users out there.

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