Google is pushing a large list of changes and improvements over the next week as an ongoing effort to improve its two weeks old launched Google+ social networking project.
Vic Gundotra, svp at Google used his Google+ account to post a message confirming there's "lots of criticism for Google+." Geek.com extracted a the following list from comments on Gundotra's Google+ page, most of which have had multiple +1 upvotes:
- Ability to modify circles a post is shared with after posting it
- Reading sparks and +1 comments in the Android app
- Lifting of the 5000 circle cap (really?)
- The ability to overlap circles
- Option of a circle that doesn't show up in your stream
- Menu follows you down the stream as you scroll
- Easy private messaging option including to person who starts a thread
- Google+ app for other platforms (WP7)
- Blocking working 100% of the time
- Easy way to merge circles
- Sharing and refresh updates in the Android app
- Link to hide all comments again after you've clicked to show all
- Better integration of Google Chat with Google+
- Fix issues with instant upload for photos
- Ability to share with all circles, but with an "except" option
- Ability to share Google Docs and Calendar with circles
- Revamp Google Reader to make sharing easier
- File-sharing integration
- Nested comments
- Addition of hashtags to aid searching
As you can see, most of the requests are for more control and more integration with other Google services. Most interestingly, the new release that's being pushed in the next week means that Google+ will have an application on Android, iOS and Windows Phone 7 in the near future.
Google has also created a docs form for businesses to submit their details for Google+ "Brand Testing," which will be similar to "Pages" for business on Facebook. The form available here must be filled out by 6PM, Friday 15th July PST to be eligible.