Review from A Google User
Drains battery Even though I have turned off notifications and sync and I'm not using the app this app still drains more battery than anything else on my Samsung galaxy s3. That's why I'm only giving it three stars otherwise it's a great app and really his looking.
I like having both my read and unread notifications in a single stream, but sometimes it is difficult to spot where the unread ends and read starts. Can there be sections that separate unread and read in a single stream? Maybe with a section label for each section. Also, location need to be moved to Google maps, and events need to be moved to Calendar. Google+ should be about streams between people or within communities or within collections. The value proposition of Google+ should be "Shared interests", whereas the value proposition for calendar should be "planning" (including meetings and events). The value proposition for maps should be "location". The value proposition for photos should be "photos". The value proposition of "instant connection" should lie with .... uhmmm ... Hangouts? Or Allo? Or Duo? Or Hangouts Meet? Or Hangouts Chat? Or Android Messages?
I love Google, but this app could be so much better. Need to be able to manage photos more easily, like being able to delete an album, or long press to select multiple photos and complete an action all at once. It's so tedious tapping each photo individually and deleting or posting one at a time. And how about being able to edit my profile? It's a huge hassle to be able to find my own friends in my circles. Needs better navigation. Facebook shouldn't be beating Google in the app world.
Google+ has greatly improved over the last 3 years I've been using it. The site is simple and easy to use. I've met some amazing and supportive people on here. I like the informative, funny, subculture, and fandom communities that are just marvelous and filled with all different kinds of people. This is far better than Facebook, to be honest. If someone is troublesome, blocking and reporting posts and profiles are very simple. Uploads are clear and the resolution is great. I also like the edit tool for pictures, like adding funny captions to make memes. The only issue is Google translate. The translations are often very inaccurate, especially languages like Arabic and German. Other than that, this social app is great.
It's a good app and very useful when want to socialise but everytime I want to share a post via G+ on WhatsApp or any other application, it takes a lot of time for the sign to be seen on the base of post. At times, it takes more than minutes and then it's quite annoying.
For one.. Any setting that involves the app should be in the app itself not in a web interface. 2. When you use those controls they should work and not conflict between the web UI & the app. 3. Removing people from your circles should stop them from following you. 4 stop suggesting my encircled people's interest and assuming the googler is interested in their interests. 5. Don't use Facebook's way of uploading pictures for comments, profile pictures, or backgrounds. 6. Let the user into their own pictures easier like previous versions. It's retarded that one needs Photos AND Picasa to delete images and even now deleting is impossible from what I see.
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - 2.23.17 & 3.17.17 - I NEVER USE THE APP, HAVEN'T IN LIKE 3 OR 4 YEARS.. I DON'T LIKE SOCIAL MEDIA APPS THAT U CAN'T USE PRIVATELY.. IT'S TOO CREEPY!! Needs to make it to ware I can make my profile private, I hate creepy people adding me & following me!.....2.8.17 - SAME ISSUE, SO I NEVER USE IT..... :/ ♡
• Performance enhancements and bug fixes