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 device again.

Google+ Designer Jonathan Terleski also announced several other new features:

  • Search across more stuff, from a single box. Now you can search for posts, people, photos and communities — all from one place. So the next time you’re looking for something specific, just tap ‘Search’ and type what you want.
  • Control who can buzz your phone, without missing notifications from others. If you only want certain people to be able to buzz your phone (like family), simply adjust your “Who can notify me” settings. Notifications from others will now appear in “Everything else,” so you can read them whenever it’s convenient.
  • Explore content by category. Now when you visit the What’s Hot stream, you’ll be able to “go deeper” on a number of different categories — from Music and Science to Sports and Photography.
  • Spread the love this holiday season. Now when you +1 posts in the stream, you’ll see something lovely.

The update is rolling out now to Google+ for Android, and also includes the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.

Mike Stenger

Lover of technology, Mike often makes jokes that nobody laughs at.


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