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Learn How To Make Interactive Google+ Posts On iOS Learn How To Make Interactive Google+ Posts On iOS

Facebook may be integrated into iOS, but it doesn’t mean every developer wants to integrate Facebook into their app. In fact, some prefer Google+. For those developers, Google is now hosting a number of tutorials that teach developers how to …

Google Finally Announces Google+ Comments For Blogs Google Finally Announces Google+ Comments For Blogs
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As I reported in October in 2011, and others picked up on about five months later, Google would be launching a Google+-based comment platform for blogs. Today, Google made the announcement, but it’s only for Blogger blogs, at least at …

Google Now Automatically Mutes Loud Typers Inside Hangouts Google Now Automatically Mutes Loud Typers Inside Hangouts
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Google has just taken steps to eliminate a small, but annoying aspect of Google+ Hangouts: keyboard sounds. In an update launched today, Google will now mute your mic when you’re typing. Google’s Tim Haloun explains it as such: Does anyone …

Don’t Like Facebook Single Sign-On For iOS? Use Google+ Sign-In For iOS Instead Don’t Like Facebook Single Sign-On For iOS? Use Google+ Sign-In For iOS Instead
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In iOS 6, Facebook became more closely integrated with the mobile OS. Part of that integration made it easier to implement Facebook Single Sign-On in iOS apps. Of course, some developers may not like Facebook, or maybe they prefer Google+. …

U.S. State Department To Kick Off Google+ Hangout Series U.S. State Department To Kick Off Google+ Hangout Series

Google announced today that the U.S. Department of State is launching a series of Google+ Hangouts, starting Friday, April 19 with one featuring Secretary of State John Kerry. The series follows various hangouts this year from members of the Obama …

Today’s Your Chance To Hang Out With Halle Berry On Google+

We’ll see how much of a ghost town Google+ is tonight when Halle Berry shows up for a hang out to promote the new Brad Anderson flick The Call. (image) (image) Google+3 hours ago Have you ever dreamed of meeting …

Google+ Adds Full-Size Photo Uploading From Desktop Google+ Adds Full-Size Photo Uploading From Desktop

Google announced that it has added the ability to upload full-size photos from the desktop on Google+. This follows a similar feature previously launched on Android. Google’s Jon Emerson discusses the update in a Google+ post: Jon Emerson19 hours ago …

Google Adds Janrain, Gigya As Google+ Sign-In Partners Google Adds Janrain, Gigya As Google+ Sign-In Partners

Google announced today that it is adding some new integration options to Google+ Sign-in. Google launched Google+ Sign-in in February as its latest answer to Facebook Connect and the Open Graph. Now, Google has added Janrain and Gigya to its …

Google+ Engineers Tell You How To Get People To Your App Google+ Engineers Tell You How To Get People To Your App

Google developer programs engineers Silvano Luciani and Joanna Smith put out a video this week, discussing how to use interactive posts to “bring the people who care” to your apps. The two explore how to find the best audience when …

Google+ Now Lets You Use Animated GIFs as Your Profile Pic Google+ Now Lets You Use Animated GIFs as Your Profile Pic
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Google has just unveiled a Google+ update that’s sure to thrill all you GIF lovers out there. Starting today, you can now use an animated GIF as your profile picture. The GIF will animate on profile pages on both mobile …

Google+ Apps Updated with Photo Filters, Improvements to Profiles & Communities, and More Google+ Apps Updated with Photo Filters, Improvements to Profiles & Communities, and More

Google has just launched a major update to Google+ for iOS and Android, bringing photo filters, a brand new profile design, new features for communities, and much more. First off, the big, flashy new addition Google+ for iOS is photo …

Will Google+ Get Its Own Version Of Facebook’s Ticker? Will Google+ Get Its Own Version Of Facebook’s Ticker?

Google has applied for a patent for something that sounds an awful lot like Facebook’s ticker feature. While we can only speculate on Google’s plans, it seems likely that they’re thinking about a similar kind of functionality on Google+. And …

Google+ Profiles Just Got Bigger Cover Photos, a New Look for the ‘About’ Tab, and Local Reviews Google+ Profiles Just Got Bigger Cover Photos, a New Look for the ‘About’ Tab, and Local Reviews
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Google has just begun to roll out some significant changes to Google+ profiles that bring bigger cover photos, a whole new look for the “about” section, and a new tab for your reviews. When you visit your profile today, you’ll …

Learn How To Integrate Google+ Sign-In With Google Drive Apps Learn How To Integrate Google+ Sign-In With Google Drive Apps

So, you’ve built a Google Drive app with the latest HMTL5 technologies. Now you want to integrate Google+ sign-in into said app to provide a secure experience for your users. The Google Developer team has your back with a new …

Google Adds Sign Language Interpreter, Keyboard Shortcuts To Google+ Hangouts Google Adds Sign Language Interpreter, Keyboard Shortcuts To Google+ Hangouts
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Google has started rolling out two new accessibility improvements in Google+ Hangouts: a sign language interpreter app, and more keyboard shortcuts. Google’s Anna Cavender announced the features in a Google+ post Thursday evening, saying that both are rolling out gradually. …

Gundotra: It Will Take Several More Years To Complete Our True Vision For Google+ Gundotra: It Will Take Several More Years To Complete Our True Vision For Google+

Everybody knows that (like most web products) Google+ is an ongoing effort that is not complete. According to Google, it will be “several years” until the vision is really fulfilled. Google’s Vic Gundotra participated in a Hangout with Norwegian social …

Google Launches Google+ Sign-In, Calls “Frictionless” Sharing Spammy Google Launches Google+ Sign-In, Calls “Frictionless” Sharing Spammy

Google announced the launch of Google+ sign-in, an addition to the Google+ platform, which will enable users of various sites and apps new ways to share with Google+. Launch partners include: Banjo, BeautyFish, Fancy, Fibit, Flixster, The Guardian, OpenTable, Shazam, …

Google Takeout Adds Blogger, Google+ Pages Google Takeout Adds Blogger, Google+ Pages

Google announced the other day that it has added Blogger and Google+ Pages to Google Takeout, meaning that users can more easily export their data out of these services if they would like to leave. Kári Ragnarsson from Google’s The …

Google Updates Spam Detection For Reviews, Warns SEOs Google Updates Spam Detection For Reviews, Warns SEOs
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Google announced that it has made some improvements to its spam detection algorithms that increased the number of reviews that appear on some Google+ Local pages. Do you think things have gotten better? Let us know in the comments. Google’s …

President Obama To Do A Google+ Hangout On Thursday President Obama To Do A Google+ Hangout On Thursday
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Members of the Obama administration have been regularly talking in Google+ Hangouts in recent weeks, and this week, President Obama himself will participate in one. The hangout will come two days after Obama delivers the State of the Union address …

White House Posts Another Google+ Hangout (This Time On Immigration Reform) White House Posts Another Google+ Hangout (This Time On Immigration Reform)

Members of President Obama’s administration have been participating in a series of “fireside hangouts” on Google+. Vice President Joe Biden recently discussed gun violence in one, for example. On Thursday, Cecilia Muñoz, the Director of the White House Domestic Policy …