August 30, 2014

Google+ app for Android turns any photo into snowglobe

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A new update rolling out to Google+ for Android today lets users turn their photos into a virtual snowglobe.

We’ve included a fun holiday gift in the new version of Google+ for Android launching today. Shake your device while viewing one of your photos, and watch the snow fall. Shake it again to save your new snowy photo and share it with family and friends.

This cool feature follows closely behind the other recent Autoawesome effect that adds snow and twinkles to your winter photos.  Great stuff as always, Google!

But wait, there’s more

There are a number of additional details tucked inside the new Google+ experience. Check it out!

  • Search across more stuff, from a single box. Now you can search for posts, people, photos and communities — all from one place. So the next time you’re looking for something specific, just tap ‘Search’ and type what you want.
  • Control who can buzz your phone, without missing notifications from others.If you only want certain people to be able to buzz your phone (like family), simply adjust your “Who can notify me” settings. Notifications from others will now appear in “Everything else,” so you can read them whenever it’s convenient.
  • Explore content by category. Now when you visit the What’s Hot stream, you’ll be able to “go deeper” on a number of different categories — from Music and Science to Sports and Photography.

Look for the updated Google+ app to show up in your notification bar starting as soon as today.

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