Google has been on a roll since their I/O and one of the biggest features across their platforms has been updated notifications, well with the newest update coming to Google+ we’re getting closer to the promised land of synchronized notifications.
Starting today, Google+ notifications are much easier to use across mobile and desktop. In particular:
– When you read a notification on one device, we’ll mark it as read on your other devices
– Likewise: dismissing a notification (with a swipe or a click) does so everywhere, so you can say goodbye to annoying repeats
We’ve also updated the look and feel of Google+ notifications, including:
– A new bell icon (in the Google Bar, and in the mobile apps) that lets you know if anything’s waiting for you
– An updated notifications tray that separates unread from previously-read items
We’re rolling out these notifications improvements gradually — first on Android and the web, then on iOS. In the meantime, we’re also releasing a new Android app that incorporates a lot of your feedback. For example:
– You can now delete your photos from the Photos view
– Tapping into a post shows the number of +1’s, comments and reshares
– The left-hand menu design is now more consistent with other Google apps
Visit Google Play for the Android update (v4.01,http://goo.gl/ruuHW), look for the new notifications icon over the next few days!