Google releases Google+ app for iPhone

By on July 19, 2011, 4:59 PM

Google has released the official Google+ app for the Apple iPhone. You can download it now directly from the Apple App Store.

Make sure that the version you grab is or later. Google mistakenly released a previous test version of the app which didn't have the stability and fixes that the latest version has. To check the version number, click on the gear icon on the top left of your app's homescreen and look right above the Help button.

Also, it's important to note that this app is just for the iPhone, not iOS in general. Google says that iOS5 is unsupported at this point and that iPad device support is coming soon. The search giant did not give details on timing for either though.

Google's official description of the app is as follows:

Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot simpler. Huddle lets you send super-fast messages to the people you care about most. And no matter where you are, the stream lets you stay in the loop about what your friends are sharing and where they’re checking in.

Google released Google+ last month in a clear attempt to compete in the social space with Facebook and Twitter. There are five basic components to Google+: Circles (for managing friends), Sparks (subscribe to specific interests for a constantly updated feed), Hangouts (video conversations with up to 10 friends at once), Instant Uploads (automatically uploads photos snapped with your mobile device), and Huddle (group chatting among Google+ peers).

Google+ has had an Android app from day one, but the iPhone version had to be approved by Apple first. Now that it has, Google+ is available on the two biggest mobile operating systems in the US. I wonder how long it will take for Google to release a Google+ for the rest of the mobile platforms.

User Comments: 26

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matrix86 matrix86 said:

I don't understand why they haven't put Huddle on the web page as well. All they have is the regular chat that you get in gmail.

lawfer, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Anyone has an extra I invite laying around somewhere? I've been trying to test the service, but so far no luck.

captainawesome captainawesome said:

lawfer, what's your email address?

Guest said:

Hi can anyone send google + invitation at

blackbellysheep said:

@ you need a gmail account.. and i'd send you one.

Guest said:

It will be interesting to see where this goes.

I have a facebook account mainly to see what my kids and grandkids are up to.

My two grandkids (16 and 14), aren't using facebook hardly at all.

They think it is passe now. They are still consumed by texting.

Guest said:

not even iPod compatible yet

Guest said:

i would love a Google invite, someone please help..

Guest said:

Both of you who posted e-mails have been invited to Google+, though I believe they started throttling joins again so get in while you can!

Guest said:

can someone send me an invite too,, thanks

Guest said:

Looking for an invite....if anyone has an extra out there.

Guest said:

Melissa, you got invited. YW

Guest said:

An invite would be highly appreciated also, thanks in advanaced peeps ;).

Guest said:

hey can anyone send one to me? I would like to get on google + my email is


Darking018 said:

Anybody could invite me please :

I'd really like to be strating this by now !!

Thanks already !

Guest said:

Does anyone have an extra invitation?

Guest said:

Would love an invite!

Thank you!

Guest said:

If anyone has an extra invite please send it to:

I would really like to test this out. Thank you in advance!

Guest said:

Hi, looking for an invite for Google+, please send to

Guest said:

invite me!!

Guest said:

if invites available

thanks in advance

Guest said:

invite please?

Guest said:

Where is the instant upload for photos in the iphone app!

Guest said:

Hi, want to get into the Google + as soon as possible. Shut down my facebook account ages ago due to privacy concerns. Can someone invite me please. Email is

Guest said:

haye it's "" kindly send me an invitation for using dis app m dying to use it

Guest said:

Invites Done.

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