Google+ updates mobile apps for iPhone, Android

New features offer photo enhancements, current location display

Google has released updates for its Google+ apps for iPhone and Android.

Mobile Google+ users should expect to see more prominent features such as +1, a display for your current location and photo enhancements, according to Amar Gandhi, director of product management for Google+, in a blog post.

"Starting today, we're adding some of Snapseed's award-winning photo enhancements to the Google+ iPhone app," Gandhi wrote. He noted that with Snapseed, when users are sharing a photo, they can do basic edits like rotate and crop, and select filters like Drama and Retrolux. They also can adjust contrast and brightness in photos by sliding their fingers up-and-down or left-and-right.

"Of course: you can always download Snapseed for more advanced features, like control points," Gandhi wrote. "Today's release just brings the Snapseed basics inside the Google+ iPhone app."

Google+ also is trying to enable users to do and see more, with their posts.

In the updated apps, posts show more text from the original message, as well as from comments. And actions like +1, reshare and comment are displayed more prominently, according to Gandhi.

As for profiles, Google+ has made it easier for users to share, or not to share, their current location.

The updated apps are available on Google Play, as well as on the Apple App Store

Sharon Gaudin covers the Internet and Web 2.0, emerging technologies, and desktop and laptop chips for Computerworld. Follow Sharon on Twitter at @sgaudin, on Google+ or subscribe to Sharon's RSS feed. Her email address is sgaudin@computerworld.com.

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