Google+ for iOS gains Stories support, adds new photo editor with filters and more

Google Plus 4.7 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 002)Google Plus 4.7 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

Following a stream of ongoing WWDC keynote coverage yesterday, the Internet giant Google issued an update to its Google+ iOS client containing some newsworthy new features.

The free iPhone and iPad app has been bumped to version 4.7.0 and now offers support for nice-looking digital travelogues, called Stories, that Google unveiled last month.

For those unfamiliar with Google+ Stories, it’s an album feature that works by combining your photos, videos and location data into interactive presentations. And now the iOS client lets you create this beautiful trip summaries. Other changes, refinements and feature additions are listed right after the break…

There’s a brand new photo editor in this edition of Google+ offering an updated set of popular photo filters and other creative tools. Additionally, you can now report abusive communities and view total content views on Google+ profiles.

To get you up to speed, notable examples of digital travelogues include the interactive story by Google+ Director of Product Management Anil Sabharwal and albums by paraglider Tom de Dorlodot and DJ Steve Aoki.

“Auto Awesome will get to work in the background, and you’ll get notified when a story or movie is ready,” said Google.

“In fact, if your photo library is already online, you may already have stories waiting for you.”

For more on Google+ Stories, see this introductory blog post.

Your Google+ 4.0.7 changelog:

• Google+ Stories automatically combine photos, videos, and the places you visit into beautiful trip summaries
• A new photo editor, including new filters and creative tools
• View total content views on profiles
• Support for reporting abusive communities
ª Additional bug fixes and performance improvements

Download Google+ free of charge in the App Store.

The app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 6.0 or later.