Google has pushed out an updated version of its Google Plus iPhone and iPod touch app via the App Store, bringing with it various bug fixes, along with the much wished for ‘reshare’ feature.
The update brings the app up to version number 18.104.22.1684, and attempts to give the iOS app parity with its Android-based cousin. The reshare ability was added to the Android app recently, and Apple’s App Store approval process has been the reason for the delay on this side of the iPhone/Android divide.
For those that have ever wondered if the big developers get special treatment in the App Store, you just got your answer…
Google’s release notes detail the changes in this particular release of the app, with bug fixes being the order of the day.
- Reshare support
- Set your profile photo
- Improved autocomplete in Huddle
- Properly refresh notifications when returning to the app
- Create new circle from Circles destination
- Fixed 2-step verification issues
One thing that is still very much missing from this update is an iPad version. With Twitter’s iPad app already best-in-class, and Facebook’s app on its way, Google will need to get an iPad app out sooner rather than later.
Google’s Punit Soni detailed the new reshare feature in a post on Google+, explaining just how the feature works.
“Resharing is easy. Simply tap on a post (like you would to +1 it). At the bottom near the comment box, you’ll see a small arrow.Click it and you’ll see the option to “Share this post”. Just choose your audience, add a comment if you like, and hit Post.”
Are you a Google+ user, or are you already too trapped inside Facebook and Twitter to want to take on another social network?