Google has updated its Google+ Android app today, bringing with it some new notification features and an updated notifications tray. The Google+ improvements will be rolling out to other platforms such as iOS and the web, and is kicking off with the Android app.
Here’s what’s new in the update, straight from Balaji Srinivasan’s Google+ page:
Starting today, Google+ notifications are much easier to use across mobile and desktop. In particular:
- When you read a notification on one device, we’ll mark it as read on your other devices
- Likewise: dismissing a notification (with a swipe or a click) does so everywhere, so you can say goodbye to annoying repeats
We’ve also updated the look and feel of Google+ notifications, including:
- A new bell icon (in the Google Bar, and in the mobile apps) that lets you know if anything’s waiting for you
- An updated notifications tray that separates unread from previously-read items
We’re rolling out these notifications improvements gradually — first on Android and the web, then on iOS. In the meantime, we’re also releasing a new Android app that incorporates a lot of your feedback. For example:
- You can now delete your photos from the Photos view
- Tapping into a post shows the number of +1’s, comments and reshares
- The left-hand menu design is now more consistent with other Google apps
Along with all of these new features, the update also comes with a slew of bugfixes and performance enhancements. Look for Google to continue its Google+ improvements across platforms over the coming months.