Google's event yesterday was all about Google+ on mobile and the web, and while that must have been disappointing for the hyped-up crowd that was hoping for some cool hardware announcements, it confirmed several new features for the service.
The main focus was set on hangouts, a closely integrated service in Google+ that enables users to chat with each other (text, voice or video), and on Google+'s photo and video functionality for mobile devices.
You can read up on the changes and new features on the official Google+ blog if you like, or continue with the article below as it offers a summary of the things that you may find interesting.
Note: The new features for Android will roll out in the next couple of days, while the new hangout functionality will be available over the next weeks.
Google announced four main Hangout features during the event that will roll out in the coming weeks.
A boatload of features was announced to improve the mobile photo and video experience on Google+.
Note: Auto Awesome Movie works only on select Android 4.3 devices.
Here is a short video demonstrating the capabilities of the Auto Awesome movie creation feature.
If you are using Hangouts regularly, or work with photos or videos in combination with Google+, then you may appreciate the new features that Google announced yesterday. While you may not be able to use them all, depending on your version of Android, the majority of features should become available to you in the coming days and weeks.Advertisement
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