Google has announced four updates to its Google+ service: What’s Hot, Ripples, Creative Kit, and Google Apps customer accounts.
What’s Hot on Google+: see what everyone’s talking about
Sometimes you want to know what the world is so excited about. Whether it’s breaking news or beautiful photos, you just don’t want to miss anything. With this in mind, we’re launching “What’s Hot” on Google+, a new place to visit for interesting and unexpected content:
Google+ Ripples: watch how posts get shared
We’re launching Google+ Ripples: a visualization tool for public shares and comments. To get started, just find a public post that interests you, and select “View Ripples.” From there you can replay its activity, zoom in on certain events, identify top contributors and much more.
Google+ Creative Kit: have more fun with your photos
Now you can add that vintage feel to your vacation photos. Or sharpen those snapshots from the family barbeque. Or add some text for added personality. With the Creative Kit, all you need is an idea. We’ve added some limited-edition Halloween effects to the Creative Kit, and we’re inviting everyone on Google+ to join a ghoulish (and good-spirited) photo competition.
Google Apps customers can now use Google+
We’re excited to make Google+ available to all Google Apps customers worldwide. Visit the Google Enterprise Blog for more details.