Google+ New: Google+ Insights

Google+ New: Google+ insights

In its recent update, Google+ brinngs insights to profiles and pages, a private dashboard where you can see the engagement on all your posts, and on reshares of your posts, as well as follows on your profile and Collections.

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This feature is indeed a welcome update, as it helps you to see how you’re doing on the platform, whether you post as a person or a page. To find your dashboard, visit your profile on the web version of Google+ (plus.google.com/me) and open the three dots menu at the top.

What are your views on New Google+ and this update?

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Google+ update: new comment moderation, brings back events, zoom capabilities on photos

Google has been tweaking the social platform Google+ and today its announcing the latest updates.

  • Events are back on Google+. Starting January 24th, one of the more handy features the social network had to offer will return. The means you will be able to create and join events on the web, but the tool won't be part of G Suite right now.
  • Google+ will now hide "low-quality" comments by default. You will still be able to see them if you want to view all of the feedback on a post, but Google says hiding some allows you to focus on the ones that "matter most." 
  • Google+ has tweaked the app to more efficiently use screen size, too. This means you should notice less white space and more posts. There's also a new zoom tool for Google+ on the web that will let you take a closer look at the finer details of an image.
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Lastly, if you're still using the classic Google+ on the web, you won't be able to do so after January 24th. Google says it's shuttering the old version of the platform on that date, but promises it's still working on a shiny new one.

Official update here Google+ update
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Google+ now supports photo comments

Google+ now supports photo comments.

Google+ announced a few updates today, the most important one being photo comments.  You can now have richer conversations by adding links and photos to your comments. The next feature is related to Communities, where Community owners and moderators can have more control over who posts what with approved posting.Finally, a new notifications center on the web where you can see and manage your recent activity on Google+.

These features will be available across the web, Android and iOS in the coming weeks.


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Google Apps users already using Google+ will also see the new experience when they sign in and in the next few weeks, Google+ will become a core Google for Work service. Interesting updates and there is no doubt more people are using Google+ to explore their interests more than ever.
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What is Google Allo?

What is Google Allo?

Google Allo is a messaging app which will compete with the likes of Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and iMessage. The main difference is that Allo comes with some machine learning built in, courtesy of Google Assistant, the company’s virtual assistant.


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Google Allo Features:

  • Smart Reply: The app will learn your communication style and be able to suggest responses accordingly. It’s programmed to suggest responses to both text and photos, so you can keep the conversation going with minimal typing.
  • Ink: Simply, this feature allows you make creative additions to photos before sending them.
  • Whisper Shout: Instead of typing in all caps to make yourself loud and clear, you can quickly change the size of your text with a swipe.
  • Stickers: Independent artists and studios from around the world have designed exclusive stickers for use in chats.
  • Incognito Mode: In addition to offering end-to-end encryption, while in this mode you can also set your messages to expire after a certain amount of time. Private notifications can also be turned on to prevent people from eavesdropping on your chats.

Allo isn’t a Hangouts replacement but its own standalone app, with amazing features like some machine learning built in, courtesy of Google Assistant, the company’s virtual assistant. 

You can download the Android app from Google Play Store here  
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Google Duo: a simple 1:1 mobile video calling app

Video calling is the next best thing to being with someone in person, but too often it can be a frustrating or complicated experience. You shouldn’t have to worry about whether your call will connect, or if your friend is using the same type of device as you are. It’s no wonder that nearly half of us never make video calls on mobile.

Google releases Duo - a simple 1-to-1 video calling app available for Android and iOS. Duo takes the complexity out of video calling, so that you can be together in the moment wherever you are.

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To get started, all you need is your phone number and you’ll be able to reach people in your phone’s contacts list. No separate account is required, so you can sign up in just a few steps. From there, you can instantly begin a video call with a single tap.

Fast and reliable:

Call quality adjusts to changing network conditions to keep you connected — when bandwidth is limited, Duo will gracefully reduce the resolution to keep the call going smoothly. For video calls on the go, Duo will switch between Wi-Fi and cellular data automatically without dropping your call.

And all Duo calls are end-to-end encrypted.

Note that this does not replace Hangouts video calls:

  • there is no desktop version.
  • there is no group calling.
  • there is no screen-sharing or other advanced features


Give your friends a wave with Duo! Google will roll out Duo for Android and iOS and it will be live worldwide in the next few days. Download here 

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