Users can now share “pin-point” or “city-level” locations, and filter which of their connections can see a location by selecting Google+ circles.
Along with the new Google Map location sharing updates, Google+ for Android has new features as well:
- With a few taps, users can now switch between Google+ accounts without having to sign out of one account before signing into another. Also, any Google+ pages managed by a user are available from the app menu at all times.
- Any photos or videos saved to a user’s Google Drive can be viewed and shared from Google+ on an Android device or the web.
- For businesses, Apps administrators that have enabled Google+ can share content with people inside the organization only or make it accessible to anyone within a user’s circles. A user’s profile will also identify whether or not the person is part of the Apps domain.
Google notes that Messenger will no longer be available from the Google+ mobile apps. Instead, users will need to use the Hangouts feature that provides messaging and video calls on Androids, iOS and the web. According to Google’s announcement, “Later today you’ll be able to download all of your Messenger conversations (including text and photos) from Google Takeout.”