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Slide-out navigation

The sliding navigation panel on the left side of the screen houses all of your tools, and makes for a clean interface.

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Side-scrolling feed

Visually, Google+'s home feed puts Facebook's timeline to shame. Plus, if you flip your device into landscape mode, you'll be able to swipe through feeds horizontally. It's a brilliant, simple detail that I hope to see incorporated in other apps as well.

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Profile

From the mobile app, you can check out and edit your recent posts. You can also see your profile details, but can't edit them.

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Instant Upload

One of the best things about Google+ is Instant Upload, a feature that automatically uploads photos to a private album on your account as soon you take them on your Android device.

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Photo stream

Browse through all of your albums, and click through to see your photos in a grid display. Here, you can also see the private Instant Upload album.

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Event manager

From the Google+ app, you can create new events with ease. You can also manage any events that you've created or been invited to.

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Integrated local search

The navigation bar includes a button for local search. Tap it, and it'll bring you to the Local search tool in Google Maps.

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Messenger

If many of your friends use Google+, then the Messenger feature can be a lot more convenient than sending mass text messages.

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Find people on Google+

This recently added feature makes it easy to find people and pages to follow on Google+.

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