There are a lot of cool changes coming to the next update of Google Plus for Android which should be rolling out this week. Google’s Luke Wroblewski posted on his Google+ profile some of the changes that are coming in version 7.0.0 of the app. As he put in his post, this includes two of the most requested Android fixes so he and the team are certainly listening to users of the new-and-improved Google+.
Specific to what is being addressed in the update, Luke outlines them in his post and provided a great infographic which I have linked to after the break.
- 69 bugs fixed
- 14 accessibility issues addressed
- Automatically hide the bottom tab bar when scrolling (note: not on Notifications screen yet)
- The home stream now remembers your position when you return to it (after going to a different screen like Notifications)
- Search now displays autocomplete suggestions as you type
- If you have no Collections or Communities visible on your profile, we include a prompt for you to add one
That’s a huge number of fixes and improvements that users can expect to see when the update comes out via an OTA update.
For further clarity of the updates coming, you can see the infographic Luke posted on the right. One thing is for certain, Google is continuing to grow and develop Google Plus despite many feeling is was all but dead in the middle of last year. Clearly with the improvements that they are making both on the website and in the apps, it is far from dead.
As a reminder, you can follow me on Google+ at this link. You’ll find that I’m much more active there than any other social network. The communities there and the information available is outstanding. Give it a try if you haven’t in a while or ever.