Google overhauls Google+ and Hangouts with revamped features
Google has released an enormous list of upgrades and features to both Google+ and Google Hangouts, expanding the social-media site beyond the traditional applications, and making all aspects of the services easier to manage.
Google reported that “1.5 billion photos are added to Google+ every week,” and the company has made it even easier to”save, organize, edit and share your photos, including better search that recognizes 1,000+ terms (from “dog” to “sunset”), the ability to dial Auto Enhance up or down, and a new HDR Scape filter in Snapseed.” Sticking with photo-editing and movie-support, Google’s ‘Auto Awesome Movies’ is new. This will help stabilize your scenes, it then auto-selects important scenes and creates a highlight-montage put to music. By swiping the device you can even create new editing moments (manual edits are possible as well) and change the timeline, mood, and structure of the clip.
With the new update photos will be better than ever. You can expect features like : (full size backups and background sync are coming soon to Google+ for iOS. This way you can backup your photos as you take them. In addition, finding your photos is actually fun. We now recognize over a thousand different objects—from sunsets to snowmen—so you can just type what you’re looking for, and find matching items in your library. Auto Enhance improves each photo you add to Google+, and now you can now dial the enhancements up or down. If you’re already processing your images elsewhere, you can choose to exempt an album entirely.)
Google Hangouts have become increasingly more popular over the last few months and new features are helping the application takes its place among video-conferencing apps and software. “Our first set of Google+ updates is for Hangouts,” Google stated. “We’ve brought location sharing, GIFs and SMS to the Hangouts app. You can schedule Hangouts on Air and promote them in advance with a dedicated watch page. And we’ve added a feature to video calling that fixes and enhances lighting automatically.” According to Google the update includes (Hangouts for Android now supports location sharing and SMS. This way you can send a map of your current location (vs. finding and typing an address), and you can send and receive SMS (vs. switching between apps). Animated GIFs also play inline. Broadcasters can now schedule Hangouts On Air, then promote them with a dedicated watch page. Once you’re live, Control Room lets you moderate the conversation with eject and remote mute. In both cases, the video calling experience is significantly improved. It’s now full screen across mobile and desktop, and it fixes and enhances webcam lighting automatically.)