No, Google Did Not Just Enable Every Google+ User To Spam Your Gmail

UPDATE: It appears Google is sending out different emails, and for some users, is setting it to “Anyone on Google+” by default instead of “Circles.” While it’s currently unclear why this is, it could be based on how many followers one has or how active one is to encourage more use. Google+ is the redheaded […]

Picasa Adds Google+ Auto Backup Feature

Picasa is a popular photo editing app acquired by Google in 2004, and has added the ability to automatically backup photos to a user’s Google+ account. Called Google+ Auto Backup, it’s a separate program from Picasa, and can therefore be uninstalled without removing the photo editing app itself. To install the latest feature, simply select […]

Google+ Users Can See Their ‘Year In Review’ Thanks To Auto Awesome

Google+ recently updated Auto Awesome to transform the Android app into a virtual snow globe, and today announced “Year In Review.” Year In Review is an automatically created video highlighting 2013 by aggregating videos and photos you’ve taken over the past year. The feature is rolling out over the next week to select users, and […]

Don’t Want To Use Google+? Get Blackmailed In NSFW Parody

Google+ has made its way into virtually every Google service, more recently with YouTube, and a new parody pokes fun at those who won’t use it. Called Google Blackmail, if you refuse to use Google+, the tech giant will simply let everyone know about your supposedly secret “incognito” searches. If that’s not enough to embarrass […]

Google+ Turns Android App Into Virtual Snow Globe

Google+ recently updated its Auto Awesome feature to automatically add snow to Winter photos, and today is rolling out a fun holiday-themed feature. Headed to the Android app, when you access your Google+ photos and shake your device, snow is automatically added to a photo. To save a photo with snow added, simply shake your […]

Google Testing Promoted Google+ Posts Across Its Display Ad Network

Google+ will continue to remain ad-free, and today Google announced it was testing the promotion of Google+ posts across its Display Ad network. Product Manager Eran Arkin made the announcement, and is calling the new ad format “+Post ads.” +Post ads will enable brands to promote public Google+ content whether it’s a post, photo, video […]

Google+ Hangout-A-Thon Taking Place For #GivingTuesday

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day to raise awareness for charities and give back after major shopping days, and Google+ is currently hosting a live Hangout-a-thon. According to the Official Google blog, here is what users can expect: Connect with people engaging in relief efforts on the ground in the Philippines through Save the Children […]

Google Gaming YouTube To Surface Positive Google+ Comments? Top User Says Yes, We Say No

YouTube began rolling out Google+ Comments to videos last week, and the response thus far has been pretty negative. Video creators and viewers alike have voiced their distaste, with some even going as far to disable comments. Lately, a video titled “Google+ Astroturfing Exposed” has been floating around (NSFW): Created by AtheneWins, a YouTube partner […]