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This article was published on September 13, 2014

Google+ for Android updated with ability to cast photos, videos and links

Google+ for Android updated with ability to cast photos, videos and links
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

If you’re still using Google+ and you have a Chromecast, there’s an update to the Android app that you’ll want to snap up. Now you can cast a slideshow of videos, photos and links shared to your stream.

00914_googleplus2So far the update only seems to be for the Android version of Google+. To cast a slideshow, you should see the cast icon in the top right hand of your stream. Just tap that, choose your Chromecast and your feed will appear on a connected TV. You can also choose photos and albums and tap the same icon to see those on the big screen.

You can navigate through the posts and images by swiping left and right, or just let the slideshow move to the next item automatically.

Frankly, the best use for this new option is casting GIFs which Google+ natively supports.

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