Google has updated its standalone Google+ app for Android devices to introduce a number of new features as well as a revamped UI designed to make the experience more streamlined.

Announced today, there are nine new features according to a post from Googler Dave Besbris. On that list are new Auto Awesome features for your images and the introduction of Auto Awesome Stories, which combine your images and videos with the places you visit to create automatic travelogues.


Besbris said that the Android app also now supports creating animated GIFs and photobooth-style images on-demand, and that “really big photo libraries” will no longer be a problem. Libraries can now also be browsed by date by dragging the scroll bar backwards or forwards. Rounding off the list of notable changes is a new navigation menu for easier jumping between sections, and new sharing options.

According to the post, the update will roll out gradually to users around the world, so don’t be too surprised if it isn’t for you just yet – it should be soon.

➤ 9 new features in Google+ for Android [Google+ – Dave Bresbis]