Official Google+ for iPhone App Is Now Available On The App Store

Official Google+ for iPhone App Is Now Available On The App Store

The wait is over! After two weeks stuck in the approval process, Apple has finally given the official stamp of approval on the native Google+ client for iPhone.

As you know, Google+ is Google’s surprisingly respectable, third-times-a-charm attempt to out-Facebook Facebook.

Here’s the official description:

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.

Features:
* Circles let you share the right things with just the right people.
* Stream is where you can get updates from your circles or see what people are saying about things nearby.
* Huddle is super-fast group messaging for everyone in your circles.

Google+ is only available for users 13 and older.

Google+ is a free download from the App Store. You can grab the 5.6MB download here.

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  • prof_peabody

    not in Canada (yet) it isn’t. 

  • Bruce Campbell

    I cant find it in the app store yet… fail?

  • Abraham Perez

    It’s super fast…even on my iPhone 3G! Video posted in comments acts a little funny, but definitely a comfortable experience from the starting gate.

  • evargas

    only in the US itunes store, disappointed once again by Google.

  • Abraham Perez

    You can download via TC site:

    http://techcrunch.com/2011/07/

  • Sapir Kraus

    only for US costumers,damn it!

  • Derekvdp

    13+ My ass. I’m sixteen but Google locked me out of G+ because of the minimum age.Why don’t they just make it 17+ if you at least have to be 18 to get in?

  • Derekvdp

    It is on the Dutch Store.

  • Claudio Calligaris

    Oddly, I did download the Google+ app from the Canadian store… however, it does not seem to be compatible with the iPod Touch.

  • Zoe_RILLA

    I’m not seeing it here Lloyd.

  • Matt Urgo

    Yea I’m in the US and it doesn’t seem to be there when I search for Google+

  • paulh

    strangly enough i managed to download the app and install it on my 3gs but i cant use the google+ app coz i dont have an invite or google+ account if you want the app let me know should mention im in the uk and its not avaliable here yet on the uk app store dont know how i managed it but somehow it downloaded from the US store…

  • Danny Beardmore

    App crashes on iOS5 beta 3….

  • Danny Beardmore

    Use the link below to get the app…

    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app

  • mgs911

    it is just not using search… I’m currently using it, and downloaded it from the canadian app store.

  • Guest

    So far I think it’s pretty poor. It’s really nothing more than the HTML5 web app but with notifications. I started a ‘huddle’ with a friend and messages weren’t sending, then not showing etc. Plus, I looked at a friend’s photos and it showed the webpage within the browser – I hate that, it’s much better to have everything as it’s own ‘app version’. Either way, I still think Google+ is great and I know it’s very early days so any progress is appreciated.

  • Michael Lord

    Just checked my App Store updates & noticed there was already one present for Google+.

  • Soho22

    So? They got a few months left to support iOS5.

  • Soho22

    I would like an iPad version…

  • davidweber1015

    Surprisingly,  it can’t be loaded on my iPad (original version).  Anyone know when a G+ iPad app will be available?

  • Jorge Lopez

    yeah totally unusable in ios5 beta 3

  • MattSTKC

    It’s not showing up in Search, or under Google’s developer page, or in the charts AND the link directly from iTunes or any other site gets a “Your Request Could Not Be Completed” pop-up. LAME Apple, your servers should be able to handle this. Doesn’t bode well for the digital Lion launch

  • Gheedsgreed

    You have to use the direct link http://itunes.apple.com/us/app

  • MrUnderwood

    Would anyone be so kind as to send my an invite.  (sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address).  You are the best!!!

  • Jim Stockert

    who cares, don’t have an “invite” anyway….

  • Harold Soto

    Why is it only for the US?

  • mai duc chung

    The usual idea is that you would use NFC to set up the link between the two devices and then do an automatic hand over to a different protocol for doing the actual transfer of data – eg Bluetooth,iphone 5

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