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Google+ gets a cleaner interface and photo-editing tools (pictures)

The latest Google+ app for Android adds new photo-editing features and a cleaner layout that matches up with the recently redesigned Web version.

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Do more with photos

New photo-editing tools and filters let you quickly add a little pizzazz to your images before posting them to your feed.
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Select Circles

At the top of your Home feed, you can touch a button to filter posts by Circle.
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Left-side navigation menu

The slide-out navigation menu is still the best way to quickly jump around all the sections of Google+. Notice how Hangouts remains, but touching it will bring you to Google Play to download the new standalone Hangouts app.
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Messenger is still here

You can still communicate in Messenger, but at the top of the interface you're prompted to upgrade your chatting experience to the new Hangouts app.
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Auto hashtags help you discover more

As you browse through stories, follow the auto hashtags at the top to find more content.
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Find content you like

Check out the communities section to find and join groups with similar interests.

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