Google+ app gains iPhone 5 support, new features

By , Oct 11, 2012

Google today finally updated its slick Google+ mobile client with some much-needed support for iOS 6 and the iPhone 5‘s four-inch display, so people don’t experience the ugly letterboxing. More importantly, the program has received a couple new features that finally make it easy to edit posts on the go. And if you have your own page on the Google+ social network, you can now view, post and comment as your Google+ page…

Additionally, on the iPad you can now search for people and posts.

In addition to these new features, the app allows users to join a Hangout session on their device, making it the perfect videoconferencing solution for people who use Google+.

The interface remains fluid and smooth, unlike some other apps (I’m looking at you, Facebook). Plus, I have yet to see Google+ crash on me. All told, Google should really be credited for nailing the interface on the iPad.

Here are some screenies from the iPhone version.

Google+ is a free download that supports natively both the iPad and iPhone/iPod touch.

Is the Google+ social network your thing?

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  • CollegiateLad

    I’m yet to try it… And I only know one person who uses it. Everyone else I know uses Facebook(yuck) and/or twitter.

  • http://www.eraser.org B. Braun

    The App is nice, what i really miss is to change the font size in the stream.

  • Rodney Coleman

    Ummm nothing has changed isheep.. get a droid. .. stick to FB lames

  • pawfyd

    I use Google+ daily. It’s the best social network. Facebook always sucked, but after the introduction of Google+ I had to delete my FB account. Couldn’t stand it anymore. Twitter is nice, but Google+ is the best.

  • pawfyd

    Oh and what the fuck is up with your Google+ page, iDownloadBlog? You don’t want it so delete it…

  • Matt

    Checked it out and nothing really changed. If you have a page you get to select it once or so between that or your profile upon launching the app first time and theres no way of switching back and forth (as far as I know) unless you sign out and sign back in.