Google+ gains pinned posts, new location reporting and history settings, more

By , Mar 7, 2014

Google Plus 4.6 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)Google Plus 4.6 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)

It’s been a while since the Internet giant Google updated the Google+ client for the iPhone and iPad, available free of charge in the App Store. Last we heard, Google+ was refreshed more than three months ago with such new features as full-resolution photo and video backup, inline translations and the ability to share your location, to mention but a few.

In today’s Google+ update, the app has gained the ability to pin posts to the top of a community stream while allowing you to adjust your history settings and location reporting…

You can now adjust location reporting and history settings directly from the app. Previously, you’d visit your Google Account settings on the web to adjust these items.

Also new, in addition to bug fixes and performance improvements: you can now explore specific topics from the What’s Hot stream while community moderators can easily pin posts to the top of a community stream.

Speaking of Google apps, the company yesterday updated its free Hangouts app for iOS with additional bug fixes and performance improvements.

On a related note, the team at Pocket last week added an option to sign up and login to the service with your Google Account, so you no longer need to maintain and remember a separate username and password for Pocket.

Google+ 4.6.2 is available free in the App Store.

It requires iOS 6.0+ and is universal, so it runs natively on both the iPhone and iPad.

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  • jack

    I hate g+ and Google’s arrogance

    • Marc_Razia

      I love the fact that still after 2 years some people feel the need to continuously post they don’t like G+. Its like they just want to illustrate their personal angst about the fact that G+ is still around. For whatever reason some folks are so emotionally against the idea of G+ succeeding that they can’t seem to cope with the fact that others do use and enjoy the service.

      • jack

        it is really succeeding or you want for it to succeed? cuz nobody I know uses this garbage. even Facebook is declining

      • Marc_Razia

        Being that “success” is purely subjective term your question is bogus. But G+ is clearly being used.

        Google’s own numbers suggest well over 100 million active users in the stream. Independent reports have come out in the past year validating that with studies of users who post/share/comment in the G+ stream.

        And even if you cast those numbers aside, there are many things any objective person can do to verify activity. There are now well over 200 celebrities with 1 million+ followers each. There are numerous special interest communities with 100,000+ members regularly posting and commenting. There are millions of public posts made each day that can be found using simple search words inside of G+. But you’d have to want to actually know the truth instead of assume it.

        Regardless of what you choose to believe, denying all this activity doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist, no matter how badly you want it to not be there. And thus I suggest you likely have some odd angst with respect to G+. Good luck with that.

  • Framboogle

    What’s Google+