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Google+: 'Tis the Season for Shipping

Google+: 'Tis the Season for Shipping | AllAboutSocialMedia | Scoop.it
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While it was tempting to give away one Google+ gift a day for the rest of the month, we thought it'd be more practical to wrap everything together in one holiday package.

This #seasonforshipping we’ve tried to think of a gift for everyone. Whether you’re an Android addict, a budding broadcaster, or the resident party planner, there’s a feature for each of you in our last big launch of the year: 18 treats to make sharing and communicating easier and more fun than ever.

Giving you the best mobile and photo experiences

From the start, the Google+ team has been committed to building an industry-leading mobile experience. Today we’re adding a new batch of Android features, including on-the-go profile editing, an easier way to author content, and a subtle notice when there's new stuff to read. You can also subscribe to mobile notifications from your favorite circles and interact with Google+ Communities on your phone or tablet.

We’re especially excited about our photo improvements—a core part of Google+, and one which you’ve consistently told us means a lot to you.

On Android, we're now offering full-size backups of your photos (up to 5GB free), in addition to the standard-size option (unlimited free storage at 2048px). To give it a try, simply turn on Instant Upload and start taking pictures: photos you shoot will be saved to a private album on Google+.

We're also bringing photo spheres to the mobile stream. You'll need Android 4.2 to create these 360-degree panoramas, but any Froyo-or-later user can now enjoy them.

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How to Create Google+ Posts That Get Read, +1ed, and Re-Shared

How to Create Google+ Posts That Get Read, +1ed, and Re-Shared | AllAboutSocialMedia | Scoop.it
Content marketing using Google+. Take advantage of the rich formatting, variety of content options, and SEO benefits Google Plus has.
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4 Things You Should Know About Google+ Communities | SayItSocial

4 Things You Should Know About Google+ Communities | SayItSocial | AllAboutSocialMedia | Scoop.it
An overview of Google+ Communities and how they're similar to Facebook groups.
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