Google+ web preview

Google+ Web Preview Updated With Bug Fixes & Community Search

February 11, 2016 - Written By Justin Diaz

Google + has been getting more than just your standard spit and polish this past week, as Google has just update the web preview of the Google+ again as of yesterday. Just a few short days ago, the Google+ web preview added the ability to alert users to new posts on their Google+ homepages with a tiny button you can click towards the top of the screen that appears when new posts are available to view. This was not too unlike the very same button Facebook has been using for quite some time, and it was also a feature many users had seemingly been asking for.

Today’s web preview update sees quite a few bug fixes and improvements coming through to the service, namely the ability to search for people in communities. If you own or moderate a community or are a member, there are likely often times when you might want to reach out to another member of the same community, however perhaps you don’t remember their name. The new search ability within communities will allow anyone in that community to search for any other members whenever they need to. It’s that simple.

Alongside the new community member search option, G+ users now have the option to approve or reject comments. This is something that only happens if Google+ suspects the comment of being spam rather than a regular old comment. Still, it’s nice to know that Google wants to implement this level of control which is sure to come in handy, especially for community moderators as it could save them time from drudging through posts going from comment to comment to find potentially unwanted responses. Lastly, there is also now an option to take multiple photos and upload them simultaneously from your device. For those that like to upload a lot of pictures to Google+ this should be a real time saver. In addition to these web preview changes, Google has also seen fit to update the Google+ app for mobile devices which had a big focus on improvements to the overall experience to the app as well as some bug fixes and a couple of new changes.