Google announced today that it is making some changes to Google+ notifications across desktop and mobile. Most notably, they will be better synced.
“When you read a notification on one device, we’ll mark it as read on your other devices,” says Google’s Balaji Srinivasan in a Google+ post. “Likewise: dismissing a notification (with a swipe or a click) does so everywhere, so you can say goodbye to annoying repeats.”
Google has also updated the actual look and feel of the notifications. There’s a new bell icon that appears in the Google Bar and in the mobile apps. This lets you know if there’s anything you haven’t looked at yet.
There is also an updated notifications tray that separates unread from previously-read items.
The updates are rolling out gradually, first on Android and the web, and then later on iOS. An update for the Android app is launching, and it also includes the ability to delete photos from the Photos view, the ability to tap into a post to see the number of +1s, comments and reshares it has, and a new left-hand menu design that makes it look more like other Google apps.