Google updated its mobile web app for Google+ with a couple of new features. The first is the addition of the “What’s Hot” stream, which aggregates the most popular public posts on Google+ at any given time. The second is the ability to see specifically who +1’d a post, rather than just the +1 count itself.
The What’s Hot stream is accessible by swiping to the right of the Circles stream. It brings the web app’s carousel of streams at the top into play. To see who +1’d a post, simply tap on the +1 count as you might expect and up pops the list.
These are just some very minor updates to the social network, but Google’s attention to the little details is much appreciated by this reporter.
It’s a tad curious that Google chose to update the mobile web app with these features before making the changes in the native Android or iOS app. Since power Google+ users (if there are any) are probably going to favor the native app over a web app, one might think Google would make an effort to push out the features on the Android and iOS first. To Google’s credit, it’s working on the respective updates to the individual apps.
Meanwhile, the What’s Hot stream and +1 enhancements are live on the web app so go ahead and check it out in your mobile browser today.