19 JUL

Google+ Now Available for iPhone

by Marianne Schultz

The app for Google’s new social networking service, Google+, is now available in the App Store. Google+ debuted late last month and offers a way for users to connect online by posting comments, sharing photos and videos, creating group chats for up to 10 people at a time and more. It has been likened to Facebook since it focuses on sharing information among friends online offers a similar stream view of updates.

Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler. Huddle lets you send super-fast messages to the people you care about most. And no matter where you are, the stream lets you stay in the loop about what your friends are sharing and where they’re checking in.


* Circles let you share the right things with just the right people.

* Stream is where you can get updates from your circles or see what people are saying about things nearby.

* Huddle is super-fast group messaging for everyone in your circles.

Google+ is compatible with the iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, and iPhone 4 only and requires iOS 3.1 or higher.

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  1. makitango

    The app could get more iOS-native by putting the 5 menu items from the start page to the typical iOS-bottom-icon-bar. This way it’s even a bit ugly.

  2. UyouU

    Hardly even runs in iOS 5 Beta. You can sign in but when you go into your timeline or profile app crashes. Thought Google LOVED beta stuff!

  3. Matt

    What…no Ipod support?

  4. Dantv

    Why would I want this Facebook copycat. I’m already well connected to my family and friends all over the country on Facebook.

    What a waste of time. Google just can’t help copying other’s work! You know what I did to a kid who copied my work back in 11th grade. I kicked his big lazy butt once I found out! That’s what I did! And Google needs a mega kick in the Butt for copying Facebook and the iPhone!

  5. Brad

    Dantv you just sound ignorant. Probably mad/sad that you havn’t been invited to try it out by your non existant friends. Why dont you actually try it out before bashing and calling it a copycat, which it isn’t.

  6. d

    No iPod support! Sucks. Oh, well…I’ll just stick with https://m.google.com/app/plus and a home screen icon linking to it.

  7. theredjawa

    Yeah it’s not a copycat. It’s basically Facebook lite!

  8. Bea

    Not nice saying no friends because someone myself included did not get an invite, and I have plenty of friends, it is disappointing to d/l it not knowing you need an invite which they do not tell you until you give them all your info, I did not like that. Peace.

  9. Sisero

    I cant currently get to the app. Anyone else having that?

  10. jlb1705


    Oh yeah? The kid who copied off of me in 11th grade has found me on Facebook and wants to pretend we were actually friends. He seemed like he might be OK to friend just because we’re grown-ups now and can put stupid BS behind us. However, he’s now cluttering my feed with Farmville, Bible verses and pictures of his very average children.

    Google+ is worthwhile because people like you and him don’t want anything to do with it. When that changes, I’ll be looking to move on to something else.

  11. Felipe Yagami

    No IPad support? This app must be universal! =(

  12. Niglet

    No download available in Thailand :(
    I love google+ Why can’t i have the iPhone app?

  13. Niglet

    No i can’t

  14. Robert Boyd

    Whym Google, are you flagging this app as incompatible with iPod Touch? If it will run on the old V3 iPhone, surely it will run on iPod Touch!

  15. rekz karz

    Strange comments — either people can’t use b/c their phone isn’t the right spec, or people say Facebook is better.

    Just looking at Google+, I can say … I have no idea how to use this app effectively, I find that the UI sucks a big one, I don’t seem able to email people, users are adding me but they don’t say “hello I’m so & so” and I don’t seem able to say “you can be an acquaintance” etc, and the Circles idea which seems smart doesn’t seem to have an option of “netfriend” or something which would *exclude* someone I barely know of getting person info while perhaps they might also be a fellow filmmaker & I’d want to see what they’re up to, etc etc.

    In other words, I think Google+ so far sucks the big one, but maybe someday soon it will be better?


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