Add a location widget for Google+ contacts

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The recent update of Google+ to version 4.2 came with a handful of new features. The primary focus of the update was on photos — both editing and sharing them — but the update also added a location widget.

This Google+ Location widget gives you quick access to the whereabouts of friends or family from your Android Home screen. It’s also a lot faster than navigating through the Google+ app, which involves: opening the app, going to Locations, opening the list of friends sharing their locations, and then finding the person whose location you want to see.

Here’s how to skip all the fuss by just using the widget on one of your Home screens:

Make sure you’re on version 4.2!

(Credit: Screenshot by Nicole Cozma/CNET)

Note: Make sure you are using Google+ app version 4.2. To check, open the app, press Menu,… [Read more]


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