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16:46  06 february  2018
16:46  06 february  2018 Source:   engadget.com

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Well the site is still up and running, even if its active user base remains low. If you' re a holdout, however, good news — Google is working on a "brand new" version of the Google+ app for Android devices.

It looks the same, but will allow the Google+ team to build new features 'on a modern tech stack.' Google+ for Android gets rebuilt for the For those of you that still use Google+ , the platform's Engineering Manager recently teased that a "brand new version" will be launching in the coming days.

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Remember Google+? The search giant's take on a social network, complete with 'Circles' for organising contacts and 'Communities' for connecting with like-minded people?

Well the site is still up and running, even if its active user base remains low. If you're a holdout, however, good news — Google is working on a "brand new" version of the Google+ app for Android devices. Though it "closely resembles" the current app, the underlying rewrite means the team should be able to build new features "on a modern tech stack." That's according to Leo Deegan, anyway, an engineering manager for the Google+ team, who explained the changes in a public post.

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Well the site is still up and running, even if its active user base remains low. If you’ re a holdout, however, good news — Google is working on a “brand new” version of the Google+ app for Android devices.

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The update will roll out "over the next several days" and includes some subtle tweaks, such as improved scrolling, a redesigned lightbox and a new animation for comment options. If all of that sounds tame to you ... that's because it is. But maybe, just maybe, this is a precursor to some larger, more meaningful changes. It's unlikely that Google+ will ever rise up and match Twitter and Facebook's influence. But if Google can carve out a corner of the internet that's free from spam, harassment and everything else that plagues other social networks — while maintaining a half-modern design and feature set — that's something we should all be interested in.

Google team will bring Smart Replies to more chat apps .
If you've wanted to use Google's canned Smart Replies in chat apps, you've been limited to using Allo or (if you're on the right carrier) Android Messages. But what if you're one of the many, many people using something else? Don't fret: Google's experimental Area 120 group is working on a Reply project that, as the name implies, will bring Smart Replies to many messaging clients (currently just for Android). Hangouts is logically on the list, but so are third-party apps like Facebook Messenger, Skype, WhatsApp and even Twitter's direct messages.

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