Google+ Update Brings Advanced Search Functionality

Google+ has a new update rolling out for the community network on both Android and iOS.  The update brings a new advanced search function to the apps, much like the search functionality of Google Search itself.  In this new update, you will be able to use search operators to do specific searches within Google+

Google has already built a guide for these new search functions on the support site which will outline in detail how they can be used.  Some of these new functions include:

  • From:  To identify a post from a G+ users
  • Has:  Has an attachment such as an image or Google Doc file
  • Before:  Before a specific date
  • After:  After a specific date
  • Commenter:  Search for a specific commenter on a specific post

As you can see, you can get quite specific in your searching to pinpoint a specific post or person.

As you would expect, there are also some under-the-hood improvements in this update to Google+ that bring general stability and performance improvements.  What exactly was addressed is, as is normally the case, not clearly called out in the Release Notes.

The update is in the process of rolling out to the Google Play Store now and should hit everyone’s account over the course of the next few days.