Google+ gets updated, notifications now sync across devices
Google+ has been updated with a host of useful features, including syncing of notifications across devices and improvements to the Android app.
According to a post shared on Google+ by Vic Gundotra, SVP of Engineering at Google, Google+ is now syncing notifications across your devices, thus solving a potentially annoying issue. Namely, if you dismiss a notification on your smartphone or tablet, the notification will now also disappear on the web version of Google+.
Notifications have also received a new bell icon, which should appear in the Google Bar, as well as the mobile apps, and the notification tray will separate read items from unread ones, as seen in the image below.
While that’s more of a service update (even if it involves the app, too), the Google+ Android app has received an update of its own, bringing some very useful improvements. Namely, photos can now be deleted straight from the Photos view, making it easier to get rid of images you no longer want there. Also, if you tap a post, the number of reshares, +1s, and comments in now displayed.
Last but not least, the left menu of the app has received a makeover, making it more like the menus on Google’s other apps (for example, the new Gmail). Of course, the mandatory bug fixes and tweaks are also part of the update, as you would expect.