Google+ for iPhone now has the ability to allow instant upload for photos and videos, a key feature that set the Android app apart from the iPhone app.
(NASDAQ:GOOG) is now enabling
instant photo and video uploads
in its Google+ for iPhone app, porting a
distinguishing feature from its Google+ for Android app.
Google+ Hangout video chat sessions have proven popular on the desktop, Google+
Instant Upload has easily been one of the most attractive features for Android
mobile app launched with the desktop version of the social network last June,
Google+ users with Android phones have been able to allow any photo or video
they shot with their handset to launch automatically to their private photos
Picasa Web page on Google+.
the user can then opt to make photos they uploaded public or keep them private.
worked on this feature for its iPhone app for several months and is now
delivering it to the masses. Interestingly, the Instant Upload feature remains
active "for a brief period" after users close it on their iPhone.
When users return to the app later, Google+ resumes any photo and video uploads
users had started before closing the app.
Also on tap in
this upgrade (1.0.9) are bug fixes and performance improvements, the What's Hot
stream of popular posts in Google+, the ability to see who "+1ed" a
post and a tool that lets users shake their iPhone to send feedback.
iPhone users may download the upgrade from Apple's iTunes
iPhone is the latest big perk among the more than 200 feature upgrades since
Google launched the social network and requisite mobile apps last June.
a November boost to Google+ for Android
, which offers a new user interface
for posting, better notifications, and navigation and performance improvements.
The app was also designed to work well with Android 4.0, or Ice Cream Sandwich.
network has grown
to more than 90 registered users
, though user engagementhow much posts,
photos, videos and Hangout those users conduct in the Websiteis a mystery.