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Google+ update v4.5 brings multiple design changes

Though today's update to version 4.5 is not major, it does bring some good eye candy to Google's social network app.
August 7, 2014
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It has been a while since the Google+ app has seen any real changes. Though today’s update to version 4.5 is not major, it does bring some good eye candy to Google’s social network app. The update is now available from the Google Play Store, but it might be a good idea to go over the changes before you go and download it.

Google+ v4.5 improvements

Design changes are hidden all over the app, but they are all relatively small. The most interesting change I saw is within the profile page. You will notice the image and profile information are no longer centered, offering a left-aligned experience that does seem to look a bit more organized and pleasing to the eye.

Another big one is that the app seems to be turning more URL addresses into hyperlinks, a feature that was missing in many areas of the app. This became a huge annoyance to those who want to look into more details about a certain post or topic.


In addition, the play button on videos has become a little more “bold”. The +1, share and comment buttons in each post also look much darker, a change that definitely stands out. Other minor changes include the re-location of the search function within your Circles area.

Your update should be available now, so go get your update and let us know if you find any other improvements or changes.