Google+ updated for iPad, adds Google+ Events, Hangouts, and instant photo-uploading

As previously unveiled at Google I/O, Google just released an updated Google+ iOS app on the App Store that includes full iPad support, integration of the new Google+ Events feature, and the ability to attach Instant Upload photos to posts. You can also now start and join hangouts from within the app.

Google made an official blog post announcing the updated app to explain how you can now initiate hangouts from an option on the main menu as well as enable/disable ringing notifications for feature. It also highlighted a few of the new ways users can interact with the app’s UI:

-Pinch and expand posts right in your stream to add your comments

-Use two fingers to drag a post from your stream to easily re-share it

-Start a Hangout from your iPad and stream it to your TV using AirPlay

The full release notes for the app are below, while a demo of the new tablet UI from Google I/O can be seen in the video above.

What’s New in Version 3.0

✓ Full iPad support
✓ New feature: Google+ Events
✓ Attach Instant Upload photos to posts
✓ Start and join hangouts

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