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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 6 votes out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    9.5.0.146149595
  • Total Downloads:
    12,971
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 15, 2017
  • Price:
    Free; Requires Android phone

Editors' Review

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Google+ is central to Google apps and services, and not just social networking and authoring since many Google features use your Google+ profile as your primary ID. It's one of the largest social networks, but it also links easily to your other social networks, blogs, and webpages. Google+ is standard in many Android installations, but you can download and install the latest version independently, too.

Pros

Updated interface: An updated top menu and toolbar clean up Google+'s looks and enable quicker access to Circles and Communities, Explore topics, What's Hot, and Nearby features.

SMS PIN: Keep SMS secure by creating a custom PIN on the Google+ Settings page.

Sharing options: You can enhance your privacy by customizing your Sharing, Location Sharing, Notifications, Contacts, and more from the app's Settings menu.

Cons

Too much sharing: By default, Google+ shares SMS posts with your entire circle, and your Google+ profile exposes your interests and activities to other users. Be careful what you share, and take time to configure your sharing and privacy options.

Future uncertain: With hundreds of millions of users and considerable development effort, Google+ isn't going away, but some industry watchers suggest that Google's social media ardor has cooled, which may push Google+ into the background.

Bottom Line

Google's social media strategy will undoubtedly continue to evolve, yet Google+ will remain more or less central to the tech giant's Android presence. This most recent update is the best iteration of Google+ yet.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 9.5.0.146149595
Performance enhancements and bug fixes.
General
Publisher Google
Publisher web site http://www.google.com/
Release Date February 15, 2017
Date Added February 15, 2017
Version 9.5.0.146149595
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory Social Networking Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 7.68MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 12,971
Downloads Last Week 26
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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