Google+ for Android has received a mini-makeover with the addition of five “highly-requested improvements,” the company has announced.

The biggest change is the removal of Messenger from all Google+ mobile app.

“Now that Hangouts provides messaging and video calls across Android, iOS and the Web, we’re removing Messenger from the Google+ mobile apps (first on Android, then on iOS),” said Google software developer Virgil Dobjanschi in a Google+ post.

Users will have the option of downloading their Messenger conversations and photos from Google Takeout.

The 4.1 version of the app enables a user to switch between multiple Google+ accounts with a few of taps of the finger, eliminating the need to sign in and out of accounts. The user’s Google+ pages can also be located in the app menu at all times.

Also new in 4.1 is full support for all Google Apps for Business features.

“If your Apps administrator has enabled Google+, you can now share content publicly, with your circles, and/or with just the people in your organization,” Dobjanschi said. “In addition: you’ll know at a glance whether someone’s profile is part of your Apps domain.”

Photos and videos stored on Google Drive are now accessible to Android and Web users and location-sharing has been added to the app as well.

“You can share your pinpoint or city-level location with others (if you want), and you can do so on a circle-by-circle basis,” Dobjanschi said. “For example: you can share your pinpoint location with family, and your city-level location with co-workers. You can also use circles to filter who appears on your ‘Locations’ map.”
The update is rolling out Google Play over the next few days.

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