Google+ Android app updated with new community feature, lock-screen widget

Google has announced that it is releasing a decently big update for Google+ Android app today. This update will take the app to version 3.3 and bring the new Google+ communities to the app along with full-sized photo uploads (upto 5GB), photo sphere to mobile stream and lock-screen widget (only for Android 4.2).

“Today we’re adding a new batch of Android features, including on-the-go profile editing, an easier way to author content, and a subtle notice when there’s new stuff to read. You can also subscribe to mobile notifications from your favorite circles and interact with Google+ Communities on your phone or tablet. We’re especially excited about our photo improvements—a core part of Google+, and one which you’ve consistently told us means a lot to you,” noted Google+ Vice President of Engineering Dave Besbris in a blog

If you are an Android 4.2 user, this particular app update will also bring animated GIFs, birthday reminders in Google Now, along with the lock screen widget.


  • New feature: Google+ Communities
  • Support for full resolution photo uploads via Instant Upload
  • Subscribe to any circle for notifications
  • Support for time zones in Events
  • Basic profile editing
  • Integration with Google Now to send birthday wishes to friends
  • Support for animated GIFs
  • Express your mood via animated images in posts
  • View and explore Photo Sphere images (Android 4.2+)
  • Add the Google+ widget to your device’s lock screen (Android 4.2+)

More on the update in the official blog post.


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