Google+ hasn’t quite caught on with people as much as something like Twitter or Facebook, at least not yet. However, that hasn’t stopped Google from trying make it the best social networking experience possible.
Going a long way towards that goal is the update to its Google+ app or iOS users, which the company rolled out late yesterday. With the new update, users will see a completely redone user experience and Google’s goal is to basically simplify and beautify Google+. They released a statement on this new philosophy:
To be clear, we’re not interested in a mobile or social experience that’s just smaller. We’re embracing the sensor-rich smartphone (with its touchable screen and high-density display), and transforming Google+ into something more intimate, and more expressive.
Sounds good. And if you check out the app, you can see they’ve done pretty much what they set out to do. The new version of the app is extremely well done and, dare we say it, quite beautiful.
With that said, Android users must be wondering where their update is? According to Google, it’s coming in the next few weeks, which probably seems odd and frustrating to most Android users. Fortunately, Google has said it has a few “extra surprises” in the Android version to help soften the blow of having to wait. Let’s hope it works.
The new Google+ app for iOS is available right now in the iTunes Store.