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First Look: Google+ for iOS gets a major update

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First Look: Google+ for iOS gets a major update

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The Google+ features announced at Google I/O are finally available for iOS, and perhaps even better, the app now has full iPad support.

At the Google I O event at the end of June Google announced updates to its Google+ that and said that the teachers and student violence and today those new features are ready for -- And you can even use that -- -- your partner however one I'm Jason Parker and this is a first look at the Google+ update for IOS. Google+ version three point -- adds new features of iPhone. And is the first version has made for the iPad with its -- unique interface features. In May the iPhone version got a major upgrade with a completely redesigned interface and photos that bleed off the edges for overall better browsing experience. But today who added the features promised that the Google -- event. With the ability to create and manage events on iPhone only and to create hangouts with up to nine people on video chat at one time on any device. The new version which works on iPhone and iPad takes advantage of the larger screen real estate on the iPad. Immediately upon launch you're greeted with great big photos and posts from people in your circles in portrait view you swipe vertically to browse through. And in landscape you can browse for as -- I really -- the animations of the Apple -- news stories. In the upper right you have your post but where you can choose to enter text. At a photo. Or to post your current location. We touch the button in the upper left to get a slide out menu that lets you access all the main functions of the app. The profile page shows all your current info and lets you browse through your interactions with the service on the right showing info at the bottom. Touching the post button for example lets you swipe up to browse through all your latest posts. One of the new features IOS Google hangouts lets you browse through images of your friends and touched and add them to -- Once you have all the names added you can hit start hang out in the upper right corner and start your video -- Google events and other new feature that only made its iPhone version lets you create and manage events with your circles. Touch the events section and -- -- menu and you'll immediately see the events already created. Press the button in the upper right to create a new event. Here you'll be able to create a title for your -- at a short description and then you can use the buttons below to set the time date and location. Finally you can add people to your event to let them know they should -- It's unfortunate that the iPad version didn't receive the event features in this upgrade you can -- -- -- -- -- a future version. Google+ is available now for free at iTunes App Store and with a feature upgrades to the iPhone and support for the iPad this update is -- -- well. Thanks everyone for watching this first look at these updates for Google+ for IOS I'm Jason Parker for CNET CNET car.

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