Google+ gets new features, Docs collaboration, Search and more.


Today Google+ entered public beta, opened to the public, but that is the least interesting development. Beta invites to Google+ have flowed freely online, so anyone who wanted to be on Google+ already is. After launching 90 days ago, Google has made 91 improvements.. how many did you notice ?

Today Google+ are adding 9 new features. The biggest and most interesting related to the most innovative feature – Google Hangouts. Android 2.3+ users with a front-facing camera can now participate in Hangouts. Hangouts can now be ‘On Air’ meaning that you don’t miss out if your not in the 10 participants, you can now spectate on a Google+ Hangout.

Desktop Hangout users can now utilise screen sharing, sketching or drawing and co-edit Google docs. This feature is awesome, there is simply no other company offering this functionality for free. Go to Meeting recently added HD calls to their online presentation software, but that attracts a pretty hefty rate.


For all the information on changes to Google+, check out the Google blog.

Jason Cartwright
Jason Cartwright
Creator of techAU, Jason has spent the dozen+ years covering technology in Australia and around the world. Bringing a background in multimedia and passion for technology to the job, Cartwright delivers detailed product reviews, event coverage and industry news on a daily basis. Disclaimer: Tesla Shareholder from 20/01/2021

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