If you’re a Google+ fan, Christmas just came early. The service is launching many new features on Friday, including the ability to instantly back up full-resolution photos taken on Android phones. Google announced the upgrades in a blog post, saying they’d be available today on the web and in a new app download in Google Play. Although the blog post says there are 18 upgrades, Google senior vice president Vic Gundotra posted on Google+ to say there were actually 25, including bigger post photos in the iOS app. The app also has a new icon, reducing the size of the “G” and “+” characters. Google+ instant upload has always backed up all photos and videos, but the maximum picture resolution was about 4 megapixels. As of today, those photos can be any resolution, but free storage of high-res photos is limited to 5GB (users can purchase more).
Huge Google+ Upgrade Adds Tons of New Features
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).