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Google Finally Announces Google+ Comments For Blogs

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 this point. The feature can be enabled from the Blogger dashboard. “Now when you’re browsing your blog’s comment threads, you’ll …

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Google Now Automatically Mutes Loud Typers Inside Hangouts

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 actually like the sound of typing in a Hangout? click click clack clack click clack clack! If you’ve done Hangouts, …

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Don’t Like Facebook Single Sign-On For iOS? Use Google+ Sign-In For iOS Instead

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+. For those developers, Google has just the thing. Join +Silvano Luciani and +Xiangtian Dai from the Google+ iOS team as …

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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 administration, including the president himself. Google’s Ramya Raghavan writes on the official Google blog: Over the past year, Google+ has …

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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 famous movie stars? Today you can Hangout with the award-winning actress Halle Berry live from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The …

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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 Upload and share full-size photos from your desktop Back in December we launched full-size backups of your Android photos (http://goo.gl/coFZ7). …

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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 prefilling recipients, and build a widget to demonstrate how to help users pick the right people for interactive posts.

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Google+ Now Lets You Use Animated GIFs as Your Profile Pic

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 and desktop. As of now, the GIFs don’t animate in the stream – so make sure that the still image …

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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 filtering. It’s part of a photo editing update that also lets you rotate and crop your photos. There are now …

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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 why not? Bill Slawski at SEO By The Sea points to the patent filing for “Social Discovery of User Activity …

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Google+ Profiles Just Got Bigger Cover Photos, a New Look for the ‘About’ Tab, and Local Reviews

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 see a prompt that says “Cover photos just got bigger” and asks you if you’d like to update yours now. …

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