Google+ Updated For Android & iOS, Brings Communities, Profile Editing & More

Google has rolled out two major updates to its Google+ apps for Android and iOS today, introducing a nice stack of new features to both platforms. In addition to the arrival of Google+ Communities, the updates bring basic profile editing to both platforms, a Google+ widget for those on Android, and a new Find People feature for iOS.

As you might expect, Android users certainly got the better half of the deal, with a more significant update that includes the following new features:

- New feature: Google+ Communities
- Support for full resolution photo uploads via Instant Upload
- Subscribe to any circle for notifications
- Support for time zones in Events
- Basic profile editing
- Integration with Google Now to send birthday wishes to friends
- Support for animated GIFs
- Express your mood via animated images in posts
- View and explore Photo Sphere images (Android 4.2+)
- Add the Google+ widget to your device’s lock screen (Android 4.2+)

And, iOS users, you can look forward to the following:

- New feature: Google+ Communities
- Ability to subscribe to any circle for notifications
- Ability to indicate how many guests you’re bringing to an event
- Support for time zones in Events
- Basic profile editing
- New compose UI for easier sharing
- New visual stream design
- Discover people and topics more easily using ‘Find people’

iOS users also get a swanky new icon. These updates can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play now.