Google’s Vic Gundotra announced that Google+ notifications have been redesigned and now support syncing across devices. As such, the Google+ for Android app has been updated (v4.01) with the new syncing features, along with other changes that make it easier for users to delete photos and view sharing stats on posts.

Shown in the image below, Google+ notifications on Android now sync between Web and mobile, eliminating duplicate alerts that would otherwise crowd up the notification tab. As for iOS users, Gundotra says the new notifications are rolling out gradually: “first on Android and the web, then on iOS.”


Aside from the much-needed syncing feature, Google has introduced a new bell icon to alert you of Google+ notifications. Additionally, the “notifications tray” should be easier to scan now, as it separates read and unread notifications.

Rounding out the news, Google+ for Android is receiving a few tweaks: you can now delete photos inside the Photos view, tapping posts now shows all of your share stats (number of +1’s, comments and reshares), and Google says its “left-hand menu design is now more consistent with other Google apps.”

All in all, it’s a subtle but helpful update for Google+ users. But are you still using Google+?

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