Beyond thrilled to announce a slew of new Google+ features today AND we are now in Open Beta!
::cue music:: I wanna rock and roll all night and party every day!Introducing the stars of our show...
1) Open Beta
- This means invitations are no longer needed - 18+ only.
2) Search in Google+
- Organizing the information within Google+ and making it easy to discover content you're allowed to view! Find people, posts, and hot topics!
3) Mobile Hangouts
- Now you don't have to tell your friends "Oh dang, that party last night was killer!" Now, you can party with 9 friends in real time via your mobile phone! (Available on Android devices to start)
4) Hangouts with extras
- A preview of new features including named Hangouts, note-sharing, screensharing, and Google Docs collaboration!
5) Hangouts On Air
- Tune into a live public stream of a Hangout inside the Google+ stream and once you’re “On Air,” up to 9 others can join your hangout, and anyone can watch your live stream. (limited number of hosts at start)
5) Hangouts API
- The world is your oyster with the Hangouts platform - we're releasing a basic set of APIs today!
6) Mobile has too much good stuff so I made them a section (see below)!Mobile is rockin' out - here's what's new
1) Renaming Huddle to Messenger
- the evolution of something great!
2) Set your profile photo from any photo of you on your phone, tagged of you, or in the cloud
- because you express yourself anywhere, at anytime.
3) +1 comments and see who else +1’d a comment
(iOS only) - Yay!
4) Move your Google+ app to your SD card
(Android only) - Yay!
5) Improved +Mention support
- we're always looking to make your experience better!
6) Send a photo in Messenger
- making conversations richer!
7) Granular push notification options
- so you see just what you want!
8) Receive and participate in Messenger, Post to Google+, and receive Google+ Notifications via SMS
(US and India only) - Yay!
9) Playback user uploaded videos (not just YouTube videos) in your stream and share videos that have been uploaded via Instant Upload
(Android only) - because we're always wanting to share those cool vids our friends share with us!
Would love your feedback in the comments below, and as always, I love +1s and +mentions so I know how you're feeling. HOORAY!here is the Official Google Blog post http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/google-92-93-94-95-96-97-98-99-100.html