Well a bit of news popped up last night when Vic Gundotra posted that he was excited about some incoming news, now we know what that news is. There is a major update to the Android Google + app that is rolling out that includes some of the newest features rolled out to Google +, Google is also keeping up with the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy references in this update.

Quick notes about the updated app include:

Updated Photo Features


  • Auto Backup, to safely and privately store your photos as you snap them
  • Auto Highlight, to browse a selection of top shots from every set of photos you add
  • Auto Enhance, to make subtle improvements to the people and places in your images, automatically
  • Auto Awesome, to create fun new versions of your pictures (like animations and panoramas) based on the photos in your library

This update also brings in features previously only available in Snapseed including filters and controls to help you modify your pictures the way you want.


Location Sharing:


  • Location sharing update allows users to share and view locations of friends if (and only if) they’ve enabled location sharing for those specific people
  • Update includes the ability to tap “Locations” to display your friends current locations on a map to make meeting easier

Updated Stream


  • Update includes related hashtags recently announced for desktop

These are just the newest features added to the app and there are more unannounced features on the way so keep your eyes peeled for updates!