Google just released its official Google+ app for the iPhone in the App Store. The app is available for free, and it allows you to interact and keep up with your Google+ account on the go.

We’ve put together a review and walkthrough of Google+ for iPhone in screenshots. Check out everything about the app below!

Overall, the Google+ seems to need some work. It’s a little buggy, and it can tend to crash. On iOS 5, it crashes almost every 30 seconds.

The Google+ app does not support the iPad or iPod touch, which is a weird move on Google’s part. Readers have also noted that the app currently seems to not be available in many countries outside the US.

Besides the app’s reliability, Google seems to have done a good job with the clean UI and feature set. There’s nothing too overwhelming about the Google+ app, and it ties in with the social network’s features pretty well. You can view and interact with your stream like you would expect, and manage your circles and profile.

Some cool iPhone-specific features include the ability to check into a location (like Facebook Places), add location data to your posts, and share photos from your iPhone. Video sharing doesn’t seem to be supported.

While I did notice a few crashes when playing with it, I wouldn’t call the Google+ app a failure. There are redeeming qualities to the app, and it definitely fills a huge void of there needing to be a Google+ app in the App Store. It will be interesting to see what third party clients come out for Google+ in the future.

Google+ for iPhone is available for free in the App Store. We’ve collected a detailed walkthrough of the app in screenshots for you to check out below. Let us know your impressions of the app in the comments!

  • AMB

    In Canada, I can’t find the app by searching but by following the link I can download it just fine. So no the app isn’t technically available only to the US.

    • gay guy

      you cant find it by searching in the US either

      • Follow the link provided in the article.

      • Richnjul2004

        Search for “google huddle” in app store u should find it

  • KMR

    I know it’s a little early for Google to worry about now, but crashes every time you go into Stream or Profile on iOS5 beta 3. Everything else looks good!

  • Jlowry

    Has anyone tried using fullforce on the iPad? I dont have mine with me or I’d try it.

  • It works in Canada, and it’s not available at all through the iPad.

  • Jbravo

    Facebook and twitter is more then enough, no need more headache with this :p

  • bluehz

    The most obvious omission is the lack of ability to post a single photo from your Picasa Albums. The function exists in the Android version of the app I believe yet it is glaringly missing from the iPhone version. Sure you can post a photo from your phone or camera – but no ability to pick a photo from a pre-existing picasaweb album.

    • J

      Thats the most “obvious” omission? How about the ability to post a video? The other 2 major social networking sites allow you to do that. I think most people will notice that over Picasa Albums…

  • thanks for the update. Its finally here!

  • rambo

    useless to install if you haven’t invited yet. can’t login even

  • Jamie

    There does not seem to be a way of adding pics to other albums either just the main one.

  • Ben

    What notification theme is that?! 🙂

  • aalanv

    Can anyone hook me up with an invite? i havent been able to get my hands on one… i have spotify invites in anyone wanna trade 😛

  • Brandon

    Lol Sebastien doesn’t like it.

  • Zuzijo

    I’ve just installed in UK …. was able to sign up last night!!

  • Rick

    Can somebody please send me an invite

  • mYsto

    Either i’m doing something wrong or this a some kinda Joke from Google.

    Whenever i enter my Login Data, i always get the message that my “Internet Connection seems to be Offline”

    Downloaded, Updated, Deleted and reDownloaded…still the same issue!

  • Sithsponge

    Been looking for an invite forever if anyone could hook me up. The app def looks cool

  • Sithsponge

    Been looking for an invite forever if anyone could hook me up. The app def looks cool.

    • Richnjul2004

      Still need an invite i have some let me know

  • Chris

    Facebook, this, Twitter .. Let’s be honest, they call them social apps but they are all pretty much for people who actually don’t have any real friends and need made up ones. I wonder if any actually has hundreds of friends that they can actually say are actual friends not just randoms and people they know of but aren’t friends.

    • Aalanv

      I have a 100 friends on Facebook and I actually know them all and I talk to all as well. I know people that have thousands of friends and that applies to them. On the other hand some people actually use social networks to follow up on their interests. I use twitter for Music related topics as well as news and it doesn’t mean I have no real friends.

  • Richnjul2004

    I have invites if anybody needs one

    • Aalanv

      I do

      • Richnjul2004

        gmail addresse

    • Aalanv
    • Bryan

      I would like one thanks bnabors73@gmail.com

      • Richnjul2004

        Invite sent u should get it soon enjoy

    • Norbs

      Can you send an invite to norbrto@gmail.com, please?

    • Alex L
    • Sa

      Can you you send me one to PSsaneeth@gmail.com.

      • Saneeth

        Heard a lot about google+, would like to try it out. I hope you will help me out

      • Saneeth

        Heard a lot about google+, would like to try it out. I hope you will help me out.

  • Randy Wheeler

    my gmail is {stryker104@gmail.com} can someone please give me an invite? I would really like to try this!!!

    • Richnjul2004

      Invite sent u should get it soon

  • Brooklyn147

    How can I invite my family & Friends. I’m in but dont know how to invite others.?

  • Dino

    In Asia. Tried following the link but couldn’t work.

  • SirAlSmooth

    It amazes me how a service that is still in “Field Test” or “Beta Testing” gets complaints about the first release of its Iphone app. There is a reason its the first release, have to correct those bugs and glitches somehow. And to complain about it crashing on IOS5, which is only available to Devs, and isn’t available mainstream yet. Realistically, it was probably written before 4.3.3 IOS. Maybe I’m missing something here. And boo hoo on the ipad not having an app, with a full screen webpage available, why on earth would you want to use the app and have limited functionality. And ipod touch’s, do I need to go there?

    Aside from the initial funk of this review, it is a good, very accurate review. And the app looks exactly the same as the android version, so I wouldn’t call any features Iphone specific, but moreso, Google+ mobile app specific.

  • Jimz

    Please send me an invite anyone plaese..

    Aprojimmy@gmail.com

    • Richnjul2004

      Invite sent u should get it soon Ty

  • Hunter S

    crayoncolaman@gmail.com
    If anyone could send me an invite that would be awesome. Thanks!

  • Norbs

    Can you send an invite please? Thanks!

  • demian

    finally !!!!!!! works better in the iphone app add me to your circles http://goog.la/demian and if you need an invite just let me know

  • amy.yaddy

    Hey, Can anyone tell me the name of the background wallpaper of the last screenshot ?? The colorful one….. I liked it very much !!

  • amy.yaddy

    Can you send me the invite please ?? My email Id is amy.yaddy@gmail.com

  • ivano

    someone out there can invite me ?
    i.dado72@gmail.com

  • Mahendra

    can u please send me an invite

    mahendrareddy91@gmail.com

  • jared

    looks like such a bad copy of the facebook app for iphone

  • me

    please invite me send2imf@gmail.com

    thanks

  • budo0k

    can someone please give me an invite? usaint@gmail.com

  • Fz

    Someone invite me to google+ please. My email is m.faiz777@gmail.com

  • Zul Hairey

    send me an invite zulhairey@yahoo.com

  • demian