Google Plus gets a mega update for this holiday season

Google has rolled out a mega update on their Plus platform. This is expected to be the last feature update of 2012. Google decided to push all the new features in a single big update to showcase their commitment to this platform as the year ends.

Here is the company’s blog post about the new updates.

Google Plus gets a mega update for this holiday season

Matt Waddell posted a list of all the updates in an easier to understand manner:

Both mobile apps:
1. profile editing
2. easier way to author content
3. subtle notice when there’s new stuff to read
4. subscribe to notifications from circles
5. support for communities

6. full-size backups of your photos
7. photo spheres in the stream
8. share your mood with others
9. animated GIF support
10. birthday reminders in Google Now
11. lock screen widget

12. swipe through photo albums inline
13. tap once to view photos in all their glory
14. subtle pan-zoom-scale effect applied to stream photos
15. longer post snippets
16. bigger post photos
17. comments that slide in underneath each post

18. send messages to specific guests
19. event creators can see who’s opened their invite
20. invite people by just pasting event URL in email/IM
21. RSVP with number of guests you’re bringing
22. duplicate an event

23. ultra low bandwidth mode
24. improved single-person broadcasts

There is another small update that Google did not mention in the blog post. Users now see a reply option in comments on the desktop edition. You can click this option to specifically answer a comment in the post.