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Google updates Google+ app for iOS, adds Instant Upload and What’s Hot stream

The Google+ app for iOS has always been (understandably) behind the curve compared to its Android counterpart, with some of the features appearing a bit later. The latest feature to trickle down from the Android app is Instant Upload.

As some of you may know, Instant Upload uploads the pictures you take with the camera on your phone and uploads it to a private folder in your Google+ account. It’s actually a neat way to back up your images on an Android phone but with Photo Stream in iCloud, iOS users might not be in any real need of this feature.

The app now asks you whether you want to use only your Wi-Fi network or your 3G network to upload your images, or you can disable it altogether. The app needs to be running in the background to instantly upload the images as you capture them but it can also backup new images all at once every time you launch the app.

The other new feature is the inclusion of the What’s Hot stream and a new feature where you can just shake your iPhone to send feedback to Google. Finally, there are also some bug fixes and performance updates included in the latest version.

You can update the app through App Store on your iOS device or download it from here.

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