Who doesn’t love a good update? That’s a rhetorical question, of course. A few app updates rolled out today, including one for Google+ on Android. A look through it shows that this update was pretty well dedicated to polishing things up on the Notification screen. A previously announced feature is finally locked in, and some of the top requests from users have been addressed. As usual, we’ve got a link at the bottom if you’re eager to get this one downloaded, or just keep reading to find out what’s new.
A Server-Side Switch Has Reverted The Changes
So……….. It looks like Google has reverted all of the changes listed below using a server-side switch. I’ve tested it on a couple of phones and confirmed that closing the latest version of the Google+ app and re-launching it will result in returning to the previous version of the Notification screen. We’re not sure if this was done intentionally or if it was a mistake, but we’ll be on the lookout for more information.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Wait, don’t stop me, because you actually have heard this one. About six weeks ago, Google+ v7.3 was supposed to bring notification filters. It seems that never really happened, or if it did, only for a small subset of users. Version 7.6 is actually the version to officially roll out notification filters which allow users to switch between: All, Unread, and Other Updates.
The options are in a dropdown from the title bar. The “Previously read” bar that once sat at the bottom of the notification list has been removed.
Dismiss In Both Directions
A couple of months ago, Google+ transitioned from its old confusing layout to the (less confusing and) controversial new layout with a bottom tab bar. At the time, the notifications